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Shot Tower, Taroona
(4.2/5 based on 200 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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  • The cafe offers devonshire tea (2 scones and hot drink $11.50). These are the best scones I've ever tasted. Plenty of jam and cream. Lovely couple providing good old fashion service. Food for the kids...  more »
  • The shot tower was constructed in the 19th century to provide ammunition for the colony. Resembling a chimney, molten lead was dropped to form cooled round pellets at the base. Exceptional constructio...  more »
  • We were driving south of Hobart along the coastal route, came around a corner and this gorgeous looking shot tower appeared. Had to stop and weren't disappointed. Beautiful historic building. Has a ni...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Such an amazing slice of Tasmanian history along with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Just sad we didn't stay for the scones!
  • 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.
  • 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)