If you arrive in Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne you will sail up the Mersey River to the ferry terminal in Devonport. I remember the very first time that Naomi and I made the trip, more than 20 years ago now. Even though it was quite early in the morning we were out on the deck for our first glimpse of Tasmania. During our two week holiday, we spent a week staying in a holiday house in Devonport and every morning we would see the ferry sailing past our living room window.
I don’t have a lot of photos of Devonport available. A lot of them need to be scanned but here are a few starting with, of course, the ferry. The smaller ferry which I’m not sure is running at present crosses the river several times a day. Yes, it’s the ferry across the Mersey.
The ferry terminal is in East Devonport, the shops and public buildings are across the river.
This lighthouse is at Mersey Bluff which you can easily walk to from the city. Devonport has some very nice paths through parklands beside the river.
If you keep walking around Mersey Bluff you will come to Coles Beach and then to the estuary of the Don River. I once walked all the way from Devonport to Don along the coastal paths. At Don, you will find the Don River Railway who run trains up to Coles Beach and maintain a museum of static exhibits.
I realise after looking at these pictures that I have very few good pictures of Devonport so when I can I will try to get over there and take some new ones.