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Things to see and do
Devonport really is in the heart of all the action!!!

For the gastronome:

  • House of Anvers, Belgian style chocolate factory, (Latrobe) - 10 minutes drive
    www.anvers-chocolate.com.au
  • Ashgrove Farm Cheese (Elizabeth Town) - 15 minutes drive
  • Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, raspberry delights available year round, (Elizabeth Town) - 15 minutes drive
  • Chudleigh Honey Farm (near Mole Creek), produces more than 50 honey varieties, including the renowned wilderness leatherwood - 40 minutes drive
  • Lactose Cheese Tasting Centre (Burnie) - 30 minutes drive
  • Tamar Valley Wine Region, producing some of Tasmania's premier cool climate wines (Launceston) - 1.25hrs away

For the history buff:

  • Tiagarra - aboriginal cultural centre - Devonport
  • Don River Railway (Don, near Devonport), a vintage train offering 30 minute round trips between Don and Coles Beach - 15 minutes drive
  • Devonport Maritime Museum (Devonport)
  • Imaginarium Science Centre - interactive museum - great for kids! (Devonport)
  • Home Hill, 1916 residence once home to Joseph Lyons, Tasmania's only Prime Minister, National Trust property (Devonport)

For the nature lover:

  • Cradle Mountain - 1.5 hours away
  • Stanley & "The Nut", fishing village in the shadow of an extinct volcano - 1.5 hours away
  • Dismal Swamp, Forestry maze, slide, visitor centre (near Smithton) - 1.5 hours away
  • Mole Creek Caves - 40 minutes drive
  • Wings Wildlife Park - Tassies largest wildlife/animal park - 40 minutes drive
  • Leven Canyon (near Ulverstone) a 250m ravine - 15 minutes away
  • Gunns Plains Caves, incredible limestone formations and glow worms (near Ulverstone) - 15 minutes away
  • Tasmanian Arboretum, 58 hectares of native and exotic tree species (Eugenana) - 10 minutes drive
  • Cataract Gorge (Launceston) - 1.25 hours drive away

Markets / Shopping / Retail Therapy

  • Penguin Market, Tasmania's largest undercover market (over 300 stalls) every Sunday - 20 minutes drive
  • Devonport Farmers Market (Devonport Showgrounds) - second and 4th Sunday of each month
  • Burnie Farmers Market, first and third Saturday of each month (Wivenhoe)
  • Australian Weaving Mills Factory Outlet (Devonport)
  • Latrobe - great for antique shopping! - 10 minutes away
  • Boutique Shopping - opportunities abound fo find that "something special" in our local shopping district - (Devonport)

For the artist

  • Sheffield, town of murals - 30 minutes away
  • Creative Paper Tasmania, eco-papermaking tours (Burnie) - 30 minutes drive
  • Devonport Art Gallery (Devonport)

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