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Address: Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Great view from the top

I don't like heights so it was a difficult climb however my husband found it fine. Great view from the top. Thought admission was a little pricey for what it actually is. Lady on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
Claire W
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't like heights so it was a difficult climb however my husband found it fine. Great view from the top. Thought admission was a little pricey for what it actually is. Lady on the shop at the end was busy chatting to some other visitors, so we didn't have chance to ask about the scones. Worth a visit.

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Hobart, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The historic shot tower is run by lovely people. A beautiful view is your reward for climbing all the spiralling stairs. Although some of the steps seem a bit creaky, they are safe (apparently the timber is meant to bend and be flexible, otherwise it hurts your knees/back). Afterwards we had Devonshire tea downstairs which was lovely. Delicious loose leaf... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The shot tower just outside Hobart is a must see it is well worth the short drive even if you don't climb all the way to the top , the owner is very informative about the products in the small store at the bottom of the tower , my vice spent hours there and ordered products that you cannot find... More 

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Sydney
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took the kids up this. It freaked them out a little - long climb up the stairs which move quite a bit but nice view from the top and worth the visit

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Arrived just as it had closed for the day but the tower looked very imposing, the grounds were very well kept and like most of Tasmanian historical buildings the tower looked to be well looked after.

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Emu Plains, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a long way up but the view from the top is great. Not very good for anyone afraid of heights as the internal stairs and safe but you are able to see down. Enjoy a coffee at the end

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Altona, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The historic shot tower was a really interesting place to visit. Entry was $8 which I thought was a little too high as to take full advantage of the site was to climb nearly 260 step to the top. People with bad knees will struggle to do this as I was huffing and puffing by the time I got to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Its probably needs no more than a half hour stop, but if you are passing its worth calling in. The stairs up the inside were a bit rickety for my liking, but the view from the top is spectacular, especially on a fine day. The history of the building and its purpose was interesting.

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bromley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Situated a few kilometres form Hobart is the shot tower fun for children and adults to climb to the top up very narrow wooden staircase. The views from the top are spectacular.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In a word.'wow! Built in 1870 to produce lead musket ball shot this sandstone round tower is a wonderful structure full of significant history and a marvel of construction. Not for the faint hearted either in 'scared of heights or 'unfit, the assent up an internal wooden spiral staircase is worth the wonderful view and feeling of accomplishment. Watch the... More 

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