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Shot Tower

Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6227 8885
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“gift shop” (16 reviews)
“devonshire tea” (41 reviews)
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6227 8885
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shot tower is a great experience. The stairs are a bit of climb, but worth the effort. If your're not up to the climb, it's still worth a visit just get the feel of the place. They also have a lovely gift shop and...More

Thank royo460
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shot towers may once have been numerous, but this is now the only one left that you can visit, and it's well worth doing so, especially as it is so close to Hobart. The structure itself is impressive, and the climb to the top not...More

Thank P_and_T_Wales
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Interesting museum with a video outlining history of the shot tower. The climb to the top was not at all difficult - the challenge of accurately counting the number of steps was a bonus for my grandchildren (5, 6 and 8). The understanding of how...More

Thank Gwyneth A
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Short drive south from Hobart. Very unique attraction which provides wonderful views from the top of the tower. Not expensive to do the climb and a neat gift shop situated at the bottom. Recommend the stop.

Thank badger8051
Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a wonderful piece of 19th century history, which is well restored and intrepreted. It's not a difficult climb to the top, and you get such wonderful views of Hobart and the outer Derwent from the top. There's a cafe (downstairs) and gift shop,...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed August 14, 2017

First of all, the 2 ladies who run the shot tower and cafe are really nice and down to earth, they make you feel really welcomed. We had ordered the Devonshire Tea with Freshly home made scones with home made jam and fresh cream. Well,...More

Thank Spencey81
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The couple who run the tea house are lovely and put on a nice spread. I do feel they are missing an opportunity here as the place is run down and in need of a good clean; get rid of the plastic table covers, souvenir...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed May 29, 2017

As this was at the start of the vacation did not want to chance anything so had an excellent chat with a staff member whilst wandering around the shop. Timing was not ideal for food/drink but the café downstairs looked good, even had scallop pies...More

Thank raffles123
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Wow, who would have thought that this was how 'shot' was made....??? Who thought of this?? Crazy. Well worth a visit. It's historical and very interesting and the view is quite spectacular!

Thank saffronpixi
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Good fun climbing to the top of the tower. And then we rewarded ourselves with a delicious devonshire tea in the small café. Lovely people who run this small establishment. It was getting a bit chilly that day so the café lady lit the wood...More

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krystle m
October 17, 2015|
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Response from SJDW2011 | Reviewed this property |
From the level you walk into there is about 230 stairs up :) not a hard walk but worth the view
Tina I
August 2, 2015|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tina it cost $8.00 each adult and $4.oo for our child.