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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  • What a view !,after the I don't know how many steps to get up there! It does tell you but I have forgotten!  more »
  • Yep, closed yet website and TripAdvisor says you’re open. We wasted a 90 minute drive for a poorly written sign on the gate stating they’re closed for renovations......thanks, not.  more »
  • Such a unique place to visit and I suggest that if you are in Hobart that you do visit this unique piece of history. It was very enlightening how this tower came to be and why it came to be. Also to b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful scenery from outside and great on top. Historical site. Just charge $8 to go in there.
  • 259 steps up worth the walk. Fantastic view

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