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Shot Tower

Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The old shot tower and its gardens is a suitable setting for an enjoyable afternoon tea relaxing in the sunshine. We had Devonshire Cappuccino's with fresh baked scones, strawberry jam and whipped cream. The tiered gardens and abundant bird life made a picturesque back drop....More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A lot of history at the Shot Tower. Very informative staff. Relatively easy and interesting climb up, with great views. I'm glad we visited the Shot Tower.

Thank Aus_Harry
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What an excellent thing to do in Hobart. As we drove out from Battery Point after stuffing ourselves at Jackson & McRoss, we came across this tower, and for a bit of post-brunch exercise, decided to climb it. The $8 admission charge is worth every...More

1  Thank beanbagdan
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Yes, you can climb the stairs to the top, and there are lots of them too. the staff here are friendly and knowledgable and while my wife shopped in the souveneir shop I went to the top of this fascinating place, well worht the visit.

Thank Tory L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Steeped (no pun intended) in history, for here in Tassie, the Shot Tower at Taroona is a must see. Go to the top - you can't help but to imagine the building of this tower, the fabulous views, (all the steps to climb, not one...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The information on what a shot tower is for is very interesting and the view from the top in well worth the climb. It's testament to the convicts that build these stone structures and are still in such good condition. The Devonshire tea was delicious.

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Spiral wooden staircase will take you to the top and the platforms along the way help those, like me, afraid of heights. The views from the top make it worth it. Very interesting and not too far from Hobart.

Thank malleegirl
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great devoninshire tea, well worth the climb to the top, spectacular views of the area.A living tribute to stonemasons of the past

Thank laugra2016
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great view from the top, so much history being preserved. The managers were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank spencer49724845
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stunning views from the windows and the top verandah of the Tower. Spiral staircase very old and feels it. History lesson and exercise class all rolled up in the one afternoon.

Thank Myree M
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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.