The Tamar Valley is one of Tasmania's prettiest regions, famous for its wine, so there is no escape vineyards and vines as you drive the scenic route from Launceston.
If you can bear a day away from cellar doors, and want to delve into the region's other attractions have a look at our top tips for a day in and around the West Tamar.
Kick-off your day by enjoying a hearty breakfast at The Cabin, Exeter. This little cafe caters for everyone whether you are gluten free or low-carb. The cosy, rustic interior and coffee and cake selection might make it hard to leave and continue your exploring.
This little town is a treasure trove when it comes to quirky. Make sure to visit the Beehive where you will be able to taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey. Meet the beekeepers, learn about hive mentality and take a peek at their display beehive, where you can watch the queen laying eggs.
Pop into the lolly shop, stocking up on lollies for your trip or do a bit of gift shopping. Leaving Exeter, grab yourself a takeaway coffee from Burt Munro's and delve into the past of a motor sport legend.
Planning a trip with the kids? Make sure to add the below to your itinerary.
Glengarry Bush Maze. Enjoy the challenge of the formal hedge maze or take a relaxing walk in a natural Tasmanian bush setting to the fern gully. There are heaps of challenging activities and family games too.
Beaconsfield Mine. This interactive museum is perfect for kids and big kids alike. The hands-on-displays will keep everyone entertained as you delve into the mining history of the area.
Seahorse World and Platypus House. Get up close and see the platypus swim, learn about conservation work and join the echidnas as they roam at your feet. Pop over to Seahorse World for a whole other experience. Get up close to a range of undersea creatures and even touch a seahorse.
Enjoy a tipple
No trip to the West Tamar would be complete without an afternoon tipple. And you are spoilt for choice with a range of gin, spirits, beer and cider on offer. Turner Stillhouse, Darby Norris, Strait Brands, Miners Gold and Brady's Lookout Cider should all form some part of your Tamar experience.
Take a stroll
What better way to finish your day than by taking a walk in one of Tasmania's most scenic areas. Notley Fern Gorge, Tamar Island and Wetlands, a beach walk at Greens Beach or into Narawntapu National Park your options are all equally idyllic. Make sure to bring your camera as this area is Instagram worthy.