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What are the top tips for travelling with children to Devonport?
Leven Canyon Reserve
Hop in a rental car while visiting Tasmania on return flights to Devonport and drive about 50 minutes southwest. You’ll find yourself in Leven Canyon Reserve, which is home to the state’s deepest limestone ravine. There are several different walking tracks through the reserve, and each one has a stunning view over the dramatic Leven Gorge. The Cruikshanks Lookout and Edge Lookout tracks are both easy trails – perfect for families who book cheap flights to Devonport with young kids. Native plants and Tasmanian wildlife can be spotted along the way, and more advanced hikers can even walk through the canyon on the Canyon Floor Walk.
House of Anvers
The House of Anvers is a must-visit destination for all chocolate-lovers holidaying on flights to Devonport. The Belgian-style chocolate confectioner operates out of a small factory just outside of Devonport. Walk through the Museum of Chocolate to learn the process of how chocolate is made. Then peek into the factory to see the chocolatiers at work and sample a few of the chocolates. Order a chocolatey snack in the Anvers Cafe, such as cakes, decadent hot chocolates, and chocolate Belgian waffles. Visitors holidaying on return flights to Devonport can also purchase some House of Anvers chocolates to take home as a souvenir – if you and the kids can get it home without eating it first.
Don River Railway
The Don River Railway makes for a fun and educational experience for families holidaying on cheap flights to Devonport. Its tracks were built in the late 1850s, originally operating as a tramway and eventually being replaced by trains. The railroad was used to transport coal and limestone up until 1963. The Don River Railway is run by volunteers now, and there are plenty of things to see and do while visiting. Wander through the museum and workshop to learn about the railroad and see some of the antique trains that once travelled the Don River Railway. Visitors holidaying on flights to Devonport can then board a train and ride the scenic Don River Railway along the Don River toward Coles Beach.
What is the cost of visiting Devonport?
Save on a few aspects of your holiday by booking your hotel and rental car with Webjet in addition to your airfare to Devonport. A hotel room in Devonport typically costs around $150 NZD per night, and rental car prices start from about $40 NZD per day. A variety of car types are available to hire, and you can pick the car up from Devonport Airport (DPO) when you arrive.
Catch a taxi from Devonport Airport (DPO) to the centre if you won’t be hiring a car during your holiday. Taxi fare costs about $25 AUD ($26.70 NZD) into the city. Visitors holidaying on flights to Devonport can also make the most of a public bus network that operates around the city and connects it to neighbouring towns. Bus fare around Devonport costs $3.50 AUD ($3.75 NZD).
Cradle Mountain National Park is on the to-do list for many travellers who book tickets to Devonport. Entrance to the park costs $16.50 AUD ($17.60 NZD) for adults and $8.25 AUD ($8.80 NZD) for children. Alternatively, you could purchase a pass to use across all Tasmania national parks for two months. This pass costs $60 AUD ($64.05 NZD) per car. The Don River Railway is another popular attraction, particularly for travellers who book return flights to Devonport with kids. Tickets to visit the museum and ride the railway cost $17 AUD ($18.15 NZD) for adults, $14 AUD ($14.95 NZD) for kids, and $40 AUD ($42.70 NZD) for a family of four. The Tasmanian Arboretum is another spot to visit and has an entry fee of $5 AUD ($5.35 NZD).
What should I pack for Devonport?
Hiking is one of the top activities for travellers who book airfare to Devonport. Come prepared with hiking shoes, a day pack, and a refillable water bottle. It’s also a good idea to pack a tube of sunscreen no matter what time of year you book tickets to Devonport.
Summer days get warm, so pack some shorts and t-shirts if you’ll be travelling on flights to Devonport between December and February. It often gets chilly in the evening, so some jeans and a jacket are also essential to pack for a summer holiday. Be prepared for cool weather if you book cheap flights to Devonport for a winter getaway. Pack pants, jumpers, a scarf, a hat, and a warm coat. Bring along an umbrella or rain jacket too because rain showers are common in winter.