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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  • We had a nice drive around the bay to the Shot Tower. If you want to walk up to the top of the tower, then the view is wonderful. There is a small fee for entry. We had a lovely lunch out on the deck ...  more »
  • Climb to the top for great views. The museum is small but gives you all the information you need. Lovely tea gardens. Really worth a visit.  more »
  • Did the tower - 318 steps bottom to top - fantastic view. Had light lunch at the tea room. Delicious!  more »
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  • Worth the climb to the top interesting place however the tea room was closed. Nice and close to Hobart and a quick trip.
  • It's all about going up to the top of the tower and marvelling at how this 61 year old man in the 1800s built this incredible tower. Great views from the top too.
  • Fantastic spot for a stroll skywards and to enjoy a Devonshire Tea. For Locals and Visitors alike.
  • Best scones on planet earth with the Devonshire Tea. Very interesting and unique slice of history at Taroona
  • In fortunately closed for renovations. No notice of this on site. Had it on my itinerary of places to see well before arriving in Hobart. Looked interesting from the outside.

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