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Shot Tower

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Address: Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Great place, a must see and do!

I had a fabulous time at Shot Tower. The tower is fabulously imposing in its position on the highway. The small museum you enter before the climb was interesting, and gave me a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Adelaide
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Adelaide
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fabulous time at Shot Tower. The tower is fabulously imposing in its position on the highway. The small museum you enter before the climb was interesting, and gave me a greater appreciation of the construction and purpose of the building. The climb up was good, and I really enjoyed the magnificent spiral staircase and photo opportunities it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is quite a climb, but the view is breathtaking. This is a quant tourist attraction and certainly old school which provided much of the charm. Interesting story and a simply wonderful view.

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Thank MelbourneAl
Cairns, Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had been talking to an old friend about Hobart and he spoke so highly of the shot tower experience that he had made in the early eighties that was a must do when in the area, we had to tick it off the bucket list, we booked our ticket and we where so happy about the trip we could... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were driving along the Hobart Coast line and came across the Shot Tower sign, after another bend we saw the tower. You cannot miss it. We spoke to the lady downstairs and it was an $8.00 climb fee. We watched a brief DVD and away we went. (The lady that ran the place was wonderful). Great views from the... More 

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Thank BrendanOldman
Hobart, Australia
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The cafe offers devonshire tea (2 scones and hot drink $11.50). These are the best scones I've ever tasted. Plenty of jam and cream. Lovely couple providing good old fashion service. Food for the kids, milkshakes, variety of teas and coffee. Set in the basement of the shot tower it offers a cosy and unique experience. Worth a try!

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Thank SamStella23
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The shot tower was constructed in the 19th century to provide ammunition for the colony. Resembling a chimney, molten lead was dropped to form cooled round pellets at the base. Exceptional construction. You can climb to the top of the tower for nice view, although $8 per adult is a bit steep. Tea rooms at the base.

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Thank jameslane2015
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We were driving south of Hobart along the coastal route, came around a corner and this gorgeous looking shot tower appeared. Had to stop and weren't disappointed. Beautiful historic building. Has a nice little souvenir shop at the bottom with some lovely helpful staff that gave us advise of best route to take on our journey. There is a small... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I realise the Shot Tower is an intriguing historic landmark and I have visited previously and climbed the stairs for the view, but on this trip to Tassie we were heading to the Huon and seeking a Devonshire tea and we stopped in the right place! The four of us are still talking about the amazing scones with homemade raspberry... More 

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Thank Jo C
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Yes indeed, it is 48 metres tall and has over 200 steps to get to the top for a panoramic view of the Derwent River. Built in 1870 by Joseph Moir for the purpose of producing lead shot of various sizes by pouring molten lead through colanders which made the lead droplets, all of a similar mass, which we then... More 

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Thank BarryfromTassie
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Shot tower not only gives you a history lesson from the past but it also gives you a wonderful view of the surrounding area of hobart from the top of the Show Tower. Highly recommend this attraction to everyone.

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