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. Use our Taroona trip planner to visit Shot Tower on your trip to Taroona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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,...  more »
  • 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 grandch...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic! Totally unexpected and well worth the stop to do the climb internally to top of tower. The history behind it facinating...the site attendant very informative and a wealth of knowledge of tower history and the surrounding attractions. Just do it!!
  • Lovely place for afternoon tea (and scones 'n cream!). The "trot" up the spiral staircase is not everyone's cup of tea, but once you make your last step... the view's outstanding. HIGHLY recommended!
  • 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 😊
  • Historic.....interesting...... knowledgeable and helpful staff....great Devonshire Tea and coffee
  • 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.

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