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Shot Tower

Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

A short drive from Hobart slightly off the beaten track is where you will find the shot tower. This is where shot or ammunition was made in late 1800s. The process and history is well documented. The climb up the tower is not difficult -...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed March 13, 2016

We stumbled on the Shot Tower by accident, after deciding to detour back to Hobart a through Kingston. The short tour through the tower was interesting and the story of its creation well worth a listen. However the delicious morning tea stole the show, the...More

Thank 569howards
Reviewed March 7, 2016

A relic of a previous industrial age that has been justifiably saved. The history of the shot tower and its function is very interesting for those who have any interest in how industry was done in days past. The views from the top are excellent,...More

Thank wcroker6
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Great morning or afternoon trip, not far from Hobart, need only about 40 minutes for a visit here but you will be very tempted to stay for the devonshire tea of scones with blackberry jam and cream that were perfection!

Thank worldwanderer75
Reviewed March 1, 2016

The service at the Shot tower tea house is second to none. Home made scones, home made jam and real cream. Coffee as good as you will get anywhere. The climb of the tower is a great experience and the information gained from the video...More

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We climbed the massive staircase to the top the views are amazing all around. And when done take the Devonshire tea at the bottom the staff are absolutely fantastic highly recommended

Thank steve8870
Reviewed February 18, 2016

A very warm welcome upon arrival, all information given that I asked for, fantastic views from the top of the tower, lovely food and drinks in the cafe in a shady outdoor garden - it was a great experience. I even got the perfect tip...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I went here because I had heard the Devonshire tea was fabulous. The scones are the best I have ever had. It's a lovely spot to have a rest and if you like you can go up the tower for the view. But do it...More

Thank Jess S
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We came across this almost by accident by travelling from Kingston to Hobart on the back road. It has a fascinating history which the nice chap in the shop told us about and there was a short dvd and information pictures in the little museum....More

Thank annieisathome
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We stumbled upon the Shot Tower on our way back to Hobart along the old coastal road. Beautifully set in the coastal scenery we spent a pleasant 40mins talking to the helpful 'curator', reading the history and of course the climb with xxx number of...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.