Devonport is in the north west of Tasmania, Australia and with a population of 60,000, is known as one of the major regional centres in the area.
In 1823, Devonport was found by Captain Charles Hardwicke and was originally called Port Frederick, then became two separate towns - Formby, which was on the western side of the Mersey River that flows through the area - and Torquay, on the eastern side.
The towns combined to become Devonport and in 1981 it was established a city by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.
Devonport natural world
Devonport, also a seaside town, has stunning scenery as well as events and great food, ensuring that no matter what you enjoy, you'll have a wonderful stay.
You can't go past the outdoor lifestyle of Devonport. There are pretty parks along the Don River Valley that cyclers can also use. There's also the Mersey Estuary and the foreshore.
Devonport arts and culture
In Devonport, you'll gain lots about the city when you visit the Devonport Regional Art Gallery, the interactive science exhibits at the Imaginarium Science Centre, Devonport Convention Centre, the Maritime Museum and the Town Hall Theatre.
The Devonport Town Hall Theatre is one of the city's centrepoints. Seating nearly 500 people, you can see performances by the local Repertory and choirs and school Eisteddfod.
Learn more about Devonport history and visit Home Hill - Joseph Lyons, the only Australian Prime Minister who comes from Tasmania - has his house open for inspection.
And for budding engineers, you'll appreciate the Don River Railway, Devonport. Hop on the vintage train and observe the restoration work taking place in the train workshop.