Devonport Regional Gallery


Spread over two levels in the Paranaple Arts Centre, this gallery houses changing exhibits of local work as well as the excellent biannual (odd-numbered years) City of Devonport National Art Award (aka Tidal), which attracts entries from prominent Australian visual artists.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tasmania attractions

1. Bass Strait Maritime Centre

0.74 MILES

Housed in the former harbour master’s residence (c 1920), this small but impressive museum is home to displays about the maritime history of Bass Strait…

2. Mersey Bluff Beach

0.97 MILES

The town's main beach is patrolled during summer. Public toilets, change rooms, electric BBQs and an excellent children's playground are close by.

3. Back Beach

1.17 MILES

Accessed via Coles Beach Road, located to the west of Bluff Beach, this beach is quieter than nearby Mersey Bluff Beach but it isn't patrolled.

4. Mersey Bluff

1.22 MILES

Lighthouse-topped Mersey Bluff is Devonport's most striking natural feature. The Tiagarra Centre (Australia’s second-oldest Aboriginal keeping place) atop…

5. Home Hill

1.29 MILES

This relatively modest house set in a pretty garden was the residence of Joseph Lyons, Australia's only Tasmanian prime minister, and his wife Dame Enid…

6. Coles Beach


A popular – though not patrolled – swimming beach. There are public toilets, an electric BBQ, picnic shelters and an outdoor shower nearby.

7. Don River Railway

2.23 MILES

You don’t have to be a trainspotter to love this collection of locomotives and brightly painted rolling stock. The entry price includes a half-hour train…

8. House of Anvers

4.16 MILES

Fudge and truffle, milk and dark – every taste is catered for at this chocolate factory just out of town. Visitors can watch chocolates being made …