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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 2 days ago

First of all, the 2 ladies who run the shot tower and cafe are really nice and down to earth, they make you feel really welcomed. We had ordered the Devonshire Tea with Freshly home made scones with home made jam and fresh cream. Well,...More

Thank Spencey81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The couple who run the tea house are lovely and put on a nice spread. I do feel they are missing an opportunity here as the place is run down and in need of a good clean; get rid of the plastic table covers, souvenir...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed 29 May 2017

As this was at the start of the vacation did not want to chance anything so had an excellent chat with a staff member whilst wandering around the shop. Timing was not ideal for food/drink but the café downstairs looked good, even had scallop pies...More

Thank raffles123
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Wow, who would have thought that this was how 'shot' was made....??? Who thought of this?? Crazy. Well worth a visit. It's historical and very interesting and the view is quite spectacular!

Thank saffronpixi
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Good fun climbing to the top of the tower. And then we rewarded ourselves with a delicious devonshire tea in the small café. Lovely people who run this small establishment. It was getting a bit chilly that day so the café lady lit the wood...More

Thank PorridgeEngineer13
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I survived, the 318 steps up and down and I'm nearly 70 so give it a go if your health permits. The views from the top are well worth it. It has a fascinating history with the museum full of information boards for your perusal...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

On route to Huonville worth the stop. 250 steps to the top gives a nice view and a sense of accomplishment. Good for history buffs to learn how the shot was made. At one time this was Australia's tallest building!

Thank Kylie-Ann L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing tower built by one man with two Mason's in eight months. Incredible view from the top where you climb 267 steps of hard oak that are original to the tower. Enthusiastic workers explain the history of the tower and how it made world class...More

Thank Donald J
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 11 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.

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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.