About Devonport & The NorthwestDevonport & the Northwest is a region of immense diversity. At its heart is the City of Devonport which can be found on the banks of the Mersey River in the centre of Tasmania’s fertile Mersey/Forth Valley. Devonport has much to offer with cosmopolitan cuisine and excellent shopping. From Devonport, take the scenic drive west along Tasmania’s Holiday Coast to the seaside towns of Ulverstone, Penguin, Burnie, Somerset, Stanley and Smithton – the views are superb. From Smithton, the highway begins its last leap westward to Marrawah. Here the last Tasmanian tiger was captured in the wild - it happened long ago, but there have been many intriguing reports of sightings in the same area. Devonport & the Northwest region is also home to the internationally renowned Lake St Clair National Park and Cradle Mountain. The Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most popular attractions. The track to the top of the mountain (1,545 metres/5,068 feet above sea level) is an eight-hour return walk.