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Devonport is a ferry port and city located at Mersey River (northern Tasmania). The city has a population of around 30,000. Devonport and Burnie are northwestern Tasmania's largest seaports.
To the east of the city is Devonport Airport - approx 7 km (4 mi) or ~15 min drive. It serves 4 daily flights to Melbourne (Australia). The port is also served by one rail line. Bus services are not offered on Sundays or holidays. Devonport's river ferry service was opened in 1854 and discontinued in 2014.
Passenger Ferry Terminal in Devonport is the southern terminus (homeport) for ferries to Melbourne (crossing time 9-11 hours). The company serving this route is the state-owned TT-LINE Tasmania, operating 2 ships - Spirit of Tasmania 1 and Spirit of Tasmania 2. Freight-only shipping services are operated with three Ro-Ro vessels and connect Devonport-Melbourne-King Island. Port's main export cargoes are cement and tallow (mutton fat). Imports include petroleum, heavy oil (bunker fuel), fertilizers, caustic soda.
Power Boat racing is part of the annual Devonport Regatta - since 1958 held on each March's long weekend.
Devonport cruise terminal
Passenger Ferry Terminal in Devonport serves the Bass Strait ferry connections with Australia (Victoria), and via Melbourne to Sydney NSW. TT-LINE Tasmania operates 2 superfast ferries and offers 2 overnight crossings (each night) leaving simultaneously from Melbourne and Devonport.