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Shot Tower

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Address: Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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10:00 - 16:00
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Another 5 Star rating for you guys!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 penny for the view at the top, and the experience. I am over 100kg and... More 

Thank beanbagdan
Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 for Grandies (Grandparents) unless they already run up Mt Wellington)... Count the steps with the... More 

Thank Vicki C
Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Heathcote, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Kingston, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank spencer49724845
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lots of steps but not steep stairs. The wooden steps go up very gradually with platforms every 10-20 steps. Resulting in lots of going around and around before arriving at the top, this provides in unusual and good photo opportunities inside the tower, as well as lovely views at the top. Interesting attraction for kids.

Thank Karen Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Small educational museum to start was interesting! Lovely views from the top after climbing up the tower which was fun. Another highlight was the owner, a very lovely woman that kindly pointed out other places of interest on our route, so helpful!

Thank Hayley B

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