EXETER

Exeter is a small junction town near the Tamar River that is encounted when traveling to Beaconsfield from Launceston (or vice versa). Exeter is a bit of a dot of a place that qualifies for the synopsis.

Exeter is an important town due to its positioning in the centre of a large rural area known for its orchards, dairy and beef cattle, fruit produce and sheep herds.

Although it is an important town for the local area - it lies at the centre of a large area noted for its orchards, dairy and beef cattle and its sheep herds - it has little of historic interest and is commonly passed through by travelers eager to explore the historically significant Beaconsfield and Beauty Point to the north.

The only building in the town of any interest is the Methodist Church, a handsome timber building, which, having been completed in 1861 is the oldest Methodist Church in Tasmania. While it is hardly an impressive building it is an important moment in the history of this part of Tasmania.

The Anglican Church is located near the northern fringe of the town.and  the Catholic Church more central

5 km south of Exeter on the West Tamar Highway is Brady's Lookout. It is a delightful irony that this rocky outcrop, once used by the bushranger Matthew Brady to spy on possible victims on the road below, is now a panoramic lookout across the Tamar Valley.

The Exeter War Memorial is a modest cenotaph by the RSL. The memorial is on a back street.

Exeter has just the single two story classic type hotel.

When passing through if the timing is right a refreshment or coffee should be a consideration.

 

  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course