A World Heritage wilderness area, Devonport is the home of Tasmania's Treasure Trail and Cradle Mountain. Characterised by beaches, forests and farmland, the charming towns and friendly locals embody the unique Australian spirit and hospitality. Incidentally, the area is also home to the Spirit of Australia Bass Strait passenger ship which docks in Devonport.
• Visit the Devonport Maritime Museum, Gallery and Arts Centre and ride the Don River Railway.
• See platypus families in the wild with the Latrobe Landcare nature walk.
• Visit the well-preserved town of Latrobe, home to the Axeman's Hall of Fame.
• Just under 20km east of Latrobe you'll find the beaches and wildlife of the Narawntapu National Park.
• The coast road between Ulverstone and Penguin has wonderful scenic views.
• The Victorian and Georgian architecture of Deloraine make it a popular stop, as do the art galleries, community tapestry project and the largest craft festival in the southern hemisphere held in November.
• There's plenty of trout in the highland lakes, rivers and streams. Tuition and guided tours are available in Deloraine.
• Mole Creek's Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, Elizabeth Town's Ashgrove Cheese and Stephen's Honey Farm are all popular stops to sample the local produce.
• Entally House at Hadspen, White House at Westbury and the Folk Museum in Deloraine are all National Trust properties that are well worth a look.
• Pearn's Steam World, located at Westbury, is home to a working machinery display and challenging hedge maze.
• Tour Wild Cave or go underground and see the glow worms of Marakoopa Cave in the Karst National Park at Mole Creek.
• Also in Mole Creek is the Trowunna Wildlife Park, home to a wide range of native animals.
• Renowned for its murals, the town of Sheffield and nearby Lake Barrington is the ideal spot for a BBQ or picnic lunch.
• Head to Cradle Mountain for a great short walk from Dove Lake or Waldheim.
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