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Shot Tower

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“scones”(43 reviews)
“devonshire tea”(43 reviews)
“gift shop”(15 reviews)
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6227 8885
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All reviews scones devonshire tea gift shop tea room no idea walk up home made nice view wooden steps jam and cream hidden gem fascinating history worth the effort well worth the visit the managers short drive entry fee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem with a nice little tea house. If you've ever wondered how those musket balls were made, this is the place to find out. Climb the steps for a great view and finish it off with a nice cup of tea and a bikky

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Stunning building on the side of the Chanel Highway in very leafy Taroona. We didn't climb the tower on this occasion and the entry fee was prohibitive for us and we couldn't justify the cost. Same with the very luscious looking Devonshire Tea at $14,...More

1  Thank starmagnolia
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem this one. Fascinating story about shot and how it is made (I had no idea). The tower steps seem thin and flimsy but are obviously safe enough. The views from the top are stunning. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Barry & Julie J
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Didn't climb tower but paid to view museum where we were shown a short video on tower. Thought cost was a bit steep to watch a short video and read history of tower, was not much else in museum to see. Price to climb might...More

Thank Mads275
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Nice drive to the location and well worth the visit. Takes some effort to walk to the top, with some 300 stairs to climb. Great views followed by a nice English tea in the tea room. very nice morning and would recommend this place to...More

1  Thank Mardyboy
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Right by the highway if you're heading off to the Huon Valley, the shot tower is worth a quick stop. Interesting story & you can climb it if you like, I imagine the view is awesome, but I didn't! The cafe downstairs prides itself on...More

1  Thank Rolland_Buttar
Reviewed 20 March 2018

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

1  Thank D_Walton2013
Reviewed 27 January 2018

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.

2  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Did the tower - 318 steps bottom to top - fantastic view. Had light lunch at the tea room. Delicious!

2  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 23 December 2017

What a view !,after the I don't know how many steps to get up there! It does tell you but I have forgotten!

3  Thank mary s
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krystle m
17 October 2015|
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Response from SJDW2011 | Reviewed this property |
From the level you walk into there is about 230 stairs up :) not a hard walk but worth the view
Tina I
2 August 2015|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tina it cost $8.00 each adult and $4.oo for our child.