Guide to Devonport Airport
Who Flies There?
Devonport Airport is a domestic airport in the north west of Tasmania. It is 10km away from the town of Devonport. Qantas Link has regular flights daily from Melbourne
and Tas Air operates from King Island and Hobart
How can I get to the Town?
Taste The Tiers Tours run shuttle buses to the town centre or you can pick up your hire car from the airport. Taxis are always available.
What’s at the airport?
It’s a small airport but it has all the basics you need. There is a kiosk where you can buy drinks and snacks, if you get hungry and a shop for your last minute souvenirs or you can buy a magazine to read. The Qantas Club Lounge is available to passengers travelling business class and you can relax here in comfort before your flight and have some refreshments. Tourist information brochures and maps may be picked up in the arrivals hall.
What is Devonport like?
Devonport is a country town with a bustling port. You can take a sea cruise and just enjoy the beaches or shop till you drop. Discover nature at the Tasmanian Arboretum or find out more about the town’s heritage and aboriginal culture at one of the museums.
What’s special about the area?
The town is close to the Tasmanian wilderness and the Cradle Mountain National Park. There you can see waterfalls and glaciers as well as mountain lakes. Take a tour with Adventure Tours and discover the local flora and fauna and enjoy bush walking and swimming too. Cradle Country Tours allow you to explore the area by horseback or if you want a minibus trip around the area, Murrays day out will arrange it for you.
The Quality Hotel Gateway is a 4 star hotel in the heart of the town and just 10 minutes from the airport. It has 88 rooms with sea views and Wi-Fi for a small charge. Dine at Montegu’s Restaurant where they use the best in fresh local produce or have a snack at Café Fenton. There is also a business centre for guest use.
Devonport isn’t far from the airport but if you hire a car then the rest of the region will be easily within reach. Begin by driving up to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair, declared a World Heritage Site. You can easily spend a whole day in the national park.
Nearer the city, steam enthusiasts will want to board the steam train that runs along the bank of the Don River, whilst those wanting a more leisurely river trip can board one of the river cruises along the Mersey River and have lunch and drinks on board.