Welcome to Devonport
Tasmania's third-largest city is the port for the red-and-white Spirit of Tasmania ferries that connect the island state with the mainland. It's an evocative sight when, after three deep blasts of the horn, these huge ships cruise past the end of the main street to begin their voyage north. Most passengers arriving on the ferry typically scatter immediately to other destinations on the island, but there's a watch-this-space feeling about Devonport, with the city undergoing an ambitious redevelopment. It's embodied for now by Providore Place, which is planned to become the heart of the local food scene, and the Paranaple Arts Centre, with a waterfront hotel to come.