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Shot Tower, Taroona

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Stand on top of the 48 m (157 ft) high circular Shot Tower to enjoy 360-degree views of the Derwent Estuary. Climb the timber staircase with over 300 steps to the gallery on top. Shot manufacturer and mason Joseph James Moir built this 19th-century sandstone structure. Upon your descent, try the cream tea in the cozy tearoom. Arrange to visit Shot Tower and other attractions in Taroona using our Taroona trip generator.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit with amazing views up the top. Such a gorgeous and informative reception lady to chat with who has incredible historic knowledge. Many thanks 😊
  • AMAZING VIEWS!!! The ladies working here were SO lovely!! They stayed open a little later than they should have so our group could go up and down the tower. They knew so much and were so accommodating. The stairs up were not overly tough and easy to climb, esp with the landings being consistently used. I couldn't get enough of the views, and I think even in the rain this place would be beautiful. Definitely recommend to check out this lil slice of Tassie history if in the area.
  • Great experience. Reasonably priced for a family of 4. Great photos on top of the tower. Good introductory video about the tower before the stairs climb.
  • Cosy little place run by lovely people and it has history.
  • The shot tower is a must see piece of history in Hobart! You may not know it but Joseph Moir is a very important man in Tasmanian history and to see this shot tower he built when he was 61 years of age is an incredible experience! When I came to the shot tower I knew nothing about it at all, but when I left I had a sense of joy having learnt something very special. The attendant at the base of the tower was absolutely beautiful and so passionate. My wife and I were so impressed with her wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommended!