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Shot Tower

Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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  • Excellent57%
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1 week ago
“Incredible concept....”
2 weeks ago
“Unpretentious and fun tourist spot”
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank PorridgeEngineer13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I survived, the 318 steps up and down and I'm nearly 70 so give it a go if your health permits. The views from the top are well worth it. It has a fascinating history with the museum full of information boards for your perusal...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On route to Huonville worth the stop. 250 steps to the top gives a nice view and a sense of accomplishment. Good for history buffs to learn how the shot was made. At one time this was Australia's tallest building!

Thank Kylie-Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tower built by one man with two Mason's in eight months. Incredible view from the top where you climb 267 steps of hard oak that are original to the tower. Enthusiastic workers explain the history of the tower and how it made world class...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The old shot tower and its gardens is a suitable setting for an enjoyable afternoon tea relaxing in the sunshine. We had Devonshire Cappuccino's with fresh baked scones, strawberry jam and whipped cream. The tiered gardens and abundant bird life made a picturesque back drop....More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A lot of history at the Shot Tower. Very informative staff. Relatively easy and interesting climb up, with great views. I'm glad we visited the Shot Tower.

Thank Aus_Harry
Reviewed March 20, 2017

What an excellent thing to do in Hobart. As we drove out from Battery Point after stuffing ourselves at Jackson & McRoss, we came across this tower, and for a bit of post-brunch exercise, decided to climb it. The $8 admission charge is worth every...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Yes, you can climb the stairs to the top, and there are lots of them too. the staff here are friendly and knowledgable and while my wife shopped in the souveneir shop I went to the top of this fascinating place, well worht the visit.

Thank Tory L
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Steeped (no pun intended) in history, for here in Tassie, the Shot Tower at Taroona is a must see. Go to the top - you can't help but to imagine the building of this tower, the fabulous views, (all the steps to climb, not one...More

Thank Vicki C
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krystle m
How many stairs dose it have
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
How much does it cost to walk up?
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.