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.
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.
Devonport cruise port statistics
Following the Coronavirus crisis, for season 2022-2023, Devonport had booked/scheduled two cruise ship calls (out of Tasmania's total 148). TasPorts' cruise schedule displayed 78x visits for Hobart, 33x for Burnie, 23x for Port Arthur, 6x for Bell Bay, 6x for Coles Bay, 2x for Devonport.
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Ports across Tasmania are getting ready to welcome ~150 cruise ship calls during the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Plans for the cruise season started...August 2, 2022
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Devonport City Council is due to meet with TasPorts and Australian Cruise Ship Association in order to attract smaller cruise vessels to dock in the...June 25, 2019
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