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Shot Tower, Taroona

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • My husband and I drove to see the Shot Tower after we were recommend we go see it from a friend back in Adelaide. We were not disappointed, the woman at the gift shop had a wealth of knowledge about t...  read more »
  • Sure, you can't beat the outstanding views out to the Derwent and Storm Bay, but for me the most intriguing thing about the Shot Tower, is its history and construction. It's a credit to the current an...  read more »
  • We arrived here to a warm welcome from the couple who run it who are happy to chat to you about the history of the Shot Tower. We felt we had known them for years by the time we left. The views are wo...  read more »
  • My Partner & I Went there on the 18th August, I remember cause it was my Birthday the day before. When we arrived we just couldn't wait to get to the top, The View was So Beautiful, We took a Heap of photos, it was Breath taking. When we got to the bottom we browsed the Gift Shop & bought home Some nik naks, we also enjoyed there FAMOUS SCONES, Cream 'n' homemade Jam & then we washed it down with an English Breakfast "YUM its making my Mouth water just thinking about it". We really Enjoyed our time at The Shot Tower. It was nice of The Owners to take Photo's of us, So I decided to turn the Camera on them, Just to remember the awesome time we had at The Shot Tower. Go it's Worth It...
  • We have to pay to climb the tower and it is not cheap (I don't remember the price, but we tought it was ro expensive to go to the top)
  • This Taroona icon is definitely worth visiting if you're in the area. The owners are friendly, the little shop is cool and the history is quite interesting. Climbing up could probably make some people claustrophobic, but it's worth it once you get to the top and see the awesome view. Quite fun to watch the cars drive past below, and the view over the Derwent is amazing. Once you've climbed back down, I'd definitely recommend the Devonshire Tea. Delicious way to finish off the visit.
  • Well worth the walk to the top (great view). You feel like you've been taken to a different time climb up all those stairs
  • Definitely worth a visit. A real test of nerve tho, I didn't think heights were an issue with me but was worth it once I got to the top. Had to go to the top!
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