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Shot Tower

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“devonshire tea”(43 reviews)
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6227 8885
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All reviews scones devonshire tea great view worth the climb gift shop tea room friendly staff no idea wooden steps walk up hidden gem home made small museum short drive well worth the visit entry fee worth the effort
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Reviewed yesterday

Today I have had the best scones I have ever tasted at the Shot Tower tea rooms downstairs. The gentleman who served us was absolutely wonderful, I ordered a pot of tea and he bought out a pot of hot water as well. The serve...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RedBlackAndWhite66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the scenic route home to Kettering with our guests. The Tower was open on the Sunday of the long weekend. Stopped for 10 minutes and stayed an hour! Worth the climb and those that didn’t want the steps had the best coffee! 36 varieties...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JuliePandCharlesB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our journey around Tasmania, one of the first historic places my wife and I visited was the Shot Tower. This 60 meter tall building was completed by Joseph Moir in 1870 after an eight year construction process. During my visit to the Shot Tower,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Just a short drive from central Hobart is this fun and informative attraction. It's inexpensive but really interesting. There were quite a few teenagers there when I went who all seemed to be enjoying the experience too. The climb isn't too bad although you may...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank anniep686
Reviewed 1 December 2018

When we arrived, we saw two edifices. One that looked like a castle, but not for tourists. We paid our fees and went up the wooden steps, all the way to the very top. Once at the very top, we had beautiful views of this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We paid our fee and proceeded into the small museum then started the climb to the top off the tower. What a climb but so worth it. The day we went it was overcast with showers but the views were still great. Only downfall was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 6 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank barryjuliej
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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krystle m
17 October 2015|
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Response from theshottowerofficial | Property representative |
259 steps if you climb up from the museum tower door entry or if you walk down to the very bottom and climb the spiral staircase to the top you'll have climbed 318 steps.
Tina I
2 August 2015|
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Response from theshottowerofficial | Property representative |
For the Tower climb, museum and history dvd: Adult $8 Child $4 Family (2 adults/2 children) Concessions $7 Museum/dvd only $4