When to fly
The summer season is between December and February where many travellers book a flight to Devonport, when the climate is generally mild and warm. January tends to have the highest temperatures and also sees less rainfall than the wet winter season in July and August. This is a great time to book flights if you’re planning your trip around outdoor activities. Devonport has lots to offer including a number of scenic walks, such as the Kelcey Tier Nature Walk, Eastern Foreshore Heritage Walk and the Mary Street Wetlands Walk. The Tasmanian Arboretum also offers the perfect escape for nature lovers with a peaceful landscape of 66 acres of botanical Tree Park.
Due to the coolness of the Tasmanian climate in June and July, transportation and accommodation prices are generally much cheaper. This is a great time to catch a cheap flight to Devonport if you don't mind cool, cloudy weather with a higher chance of showers. Travelling during this period can be a great choice if you are looking for a cheap deal and are interested in indoor activities, which Devonport is full of. One such example is, Home Hill, a National Trust property built in 1916, which houses interesting, historic items of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons and his wife, Dame Enid Lyons. If you plan to fly during late July, you could also attend Devonport Jazz, Devonport’s award winning annual music festival. This four day event features Australian Jazz musicians in various venues, from pub to clubs and vineyards to churches. Many travellers book flights to Devonport for these activities alone.
Devonport is a major city situated on the north coast of Tasmania and the perfect base for exploring the unspoilt natural environment of the island. With a thriving city centre and direct access to the Tasmanian coast and national parks, the city provides the best of both worlds. Many tourists take a flight to Melbourne and then use the ferry into the city to enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery or take trips out to see some of the local attractions.
Take a tour along the coast to visit quaint fishing villages like Stanley, sample the local produce or experience your own country adventure on horseback. The flat topped extinct volcano Table Cape near Wynyard draws in many visitors each year, famous for its lighthouse and scenic views.
Alternatively you can venture into the Central Highlands to hike the many walking trails around the famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. For the truly adventurous, a tour into Mole Creek Caves offers the opportunity to see glow worms, caverns and underground streams. If you prefer to stay in the city, a walking tour can offer plenty of historical and cultural sites to discover, such as the lighthouse on the Mersey Buff headland, with its red and white striped exterior, as well as many coastal paths and scenic views. For a more relaxed local tour, take a trip in one of the vintage carriages on the historical Don River Railway located on the west side of the city.