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Shot Tower

Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6227 8885
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Small-group Shore Excursion from Hobart to Mt. Wellington and Tahune AirWalk
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“scones” (43 reviews)
“devonshire tea” (42 reviews)
“great view” (18 reviews)
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Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6227 8885
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"scones"
in 43 reviews
"devonshire tea"
in 42 reviews
"great view"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 16 reviews
"the owner"
in 5 reviews
"tea room"
in 8 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 6 reviews
"derwent river"
in 6 reviews
"interesting history"
in 6 reviews
"home made"
in 5 reviews
"wooden steps"
in 5 reviews
"jam and cream"
in 5 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 5 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"bruny island"
in 4 reviews
"unique experience"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

2  Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 22 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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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

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.

3  Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

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 be able to...More

3  Thank Lydia B
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The Shot tower is a great experience. The stairs are a bit of climb, but worth the effort. If your're not up to the climb, it's still worth a visit just get the feel of the place. They also have a lovely gift shop and...More

3  Thank royo460
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Shot towers may once have been numerous, but this is now the only one left that you can visit, and it's well worth doing so, especially as it is so close to Hobart. The structure itself is impressive, and the climb to the top not...More

2  Thank P_and_T_Wales
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Interesting museum with a video outlining history of the shot tower. The climb to the top was not at all difficult - the challenge of accurately counting the number of steps was a bonus for my grandchildren (5, 6 and 8). The understanding of how...More

2  Thank Gwyneth A
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Short drive south from Hobart. Very unique attraction which provides wonderful views from the top of the tower. Not expensive to do the climb and a neat gift shop situated at the bottom. Recommend the stop.

1  Thank badger8051
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a wonderful piece of 19th century history, which is well restored and intrepreted. It's not a difficult climb to the top, and you get such wonderful views of Hobart and the outer Derwent from the top. There's a cafe (downstairs) and gift shop,...More

1  Thank Rick 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
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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.
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