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Devonport is one of the larger towns in the state of Tasmania in Australia. It is one of the major portals into the state, as the trans-Tasman ferry from the mainland arrives in the city on a daily basis.
Devonport is a largely industrial town, although not as much as nearby Burnie. It is the closest point of arrival to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in central Tasmania, eighty minutes by road from the Devonport airport.
Devonport is the major arrival port for passenger ferries to Tasmania from the mainland. Passenger ferries are operated by Spirit of Tasmania (http://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/) (tel 13 20 10 or 1800 634 906 within Australia). The current fare seasons are shoulder (28 August 2004 - 16 December 2004, 26 January 2005 - 30 April 2005), peak (17 December 2004 - 25 January 2005) and off-peak (1 August 2004 - 27 August 2004, 1 May 2005 - 31 August 2005).
The ferries have several other types of accommodation for an additional fare including business class seats and cabins. Discount APEX fares are available for return bookings made 15 days in advance.
The ferry terminal is on the Mersey River, conveniently located near the center of the town.
Devonport airport is served by several airlines. Qantaslink flies into and out of the airport up to six times a day, connecting with other flights on the mainland at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne. Local carrier Tasair operates passenger and cargo flights to King Island and Hobart from the airport.
Devonport is 270km(140 miles) from Hobart by road, and only 80km (60 miles) from Launceston.
The departure times for the Spirit of Tasmania ferries returning to the mainland are: