Devonport

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Devonport (approx. 100km drive from Launceston) was a great place to visit for an afternoon and we found it pretty wheelchair friendly. 

We parked off Formby Road (West Devonport) and started our wander along the City Foreshore Stroll. This is a lovely walk on a flat, sealed path along the seafront that goes all the way to Mersey Bluff Lighthouse and even much further afield if you have more time and energy. The walk turns into different names as you trundle along. The route we did included:

The City Foreshore Stroll  ➡️ The Victoria Parade River Ramble ➡️ Bluff Road Park & Foreshore Walk ➡️ Mersey Bluff Beach & Headland Walk.

Dogs allowed on lead.

We stopped off on route at the Bass Strait Maritime Centre Cafe for a beverage and a bite to eat - this was a fab cafe, both wheelchair friendly and Mr Hughie was allowed to soak up the sun on their outside deck. 

We also found ramp access at Bluff Beach which made life with the wheelchair super easy!! Although sadly we couldn't do any wheelies on the beach.

As we headed round the Mersey Bluff Beach & Headland Walk, this turned into a flight of very steep stairs up to the lighthouse. Of course, us being us...hauled and dragged the wheelchair up these steps to the top so Mum could enjoy the view!!! However, we do not recommend this route! Alternatively you can go via Bluff road, which is how we returned - although we found that pretty steep too when coming down - so you need to ensure you have a very fit and capable wheelchair pusher if you want to head up to the lighthouse 😃

We returned to the car via the same route along the coast and all up it was approx. 6km return. We definitely plan to head back soon to try one of the many other foreshore walks (minus the stairs). 

 
 

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