This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Devonport. To help you make friends with Devonport before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Devonport is the third-largest city in Tasmania and the home of the Spirit of Tasmania, the large sailing ship that travels daily between Devonport and Melbourne. It is a relaxing, quiet, seaside town, but still offers all of the amenities of a larger city. If you aren't traveling to Devonport on the Spirit of Tasmania, you can get there on the Redline Coaches Bus service from Launceston or Hobart, with services running daily. If you do choose to travel on the Spirit of Tasmania to get to and from Tasmania, you can take your car on board for an extra fee, which will give you the luxury of being able to get around in a place where public transport is not the best (both in Devonport and throughout the state).
Hostels in Devonport are scattered throughout the central business district and East Devonport regions. The central business district is the best location for accommodations, as it is close to the shopping and restaurants.
For information on things to do in Devonport, go to the Visitor's Centre down on Formby Road. There are different galleries, museums, aboriginal culture centres, old railway trains, and food and wine venues to visit within the region. If you are just after a day at the beach, then you can head town to the popular Devonport Bluff for the day. Nightlife in Devonport is mostly happening on the weekends with an array of different live bands and DJs at the venues in the central business district. It is a great place to relax and get involved in Tasmanian life and culture.
Written by local enthusiast for Devonport hostelsGlobetrotter