We offer you Heritage accommodation without the price tag!

Entering The Port Masters Lodgings you escape into the History of James Sayers (1882). This heritage accommodation has been beautifully transformed to give you the best of modern comfort whilst respecting the features of its original design.

It is the perfect location for those who enjoy the romance, history of days gone by, combined with the convenience and comforts of modern life. It is an ideal location for both tourists and business travellers. A 3 Minute walk to the Spirit of Tasmania and just around the corner to the Supermarket, Bakery, Shops, Playground, Restaurants, Bar, Bottle Shop and Bus to the CBD.

Book a room, apartment or the whole house – The longer you stay the less you pay!

How To Find Us?

32 Thomas St, East Devonport, TAS, 7310.

How Close To?

  • Walking distance to Supermarket, Bakery, Shops, Playground, Restaurants, Bar, Bottle Shop and Bus to the CBD
  • 3 minutes walk from the Spirit of Tasmania
  • 10 minutes drive from the Devonport Airport
  • 75 minutes drive from the Launceston Airport
  • 3 hours drive from the Hobart Airport


James Sayers, a mysterious Englishman of means from Norfolk England, was invited to Tasmania, sailing on the Whirlwind by the well to do Business Folk of Van Dieman’s Land. He settled on the magnificent Mersey River in 1855 with his 10 Children, losing his wife and 11th child on the journey over.

James Sayers self- proclaimed Master of the Port ran Freight punts, Ships and was the first to bring steamers to the Mersey. A very successful pioneer of the area until to quote his youngest daughter “Father went away 1896” which still can be seen engraved into the kitchen wall. Thus began the legend of James Sayers Port Master of the Mersey River.

He purchased the House and Land in 1867 from Roger Windspear Local butcher, baker and dentist if you have a wailing tooth ache and James extended it into what you see today.

Contact Us

Book online, email, or call for standby rates:

Australia: 0417 754 142International: +61 417 754 142


Great Place. Great Service. Love it!
Mark Vernon
Great place! Would definately stay again
Simon Baldock