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Address: Channel Highway, Taroona, Kingborough, Tasmania, Australia
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Wonderful views from the top!

We arrived here to a warm welcome from the couple who run it who are happy to chat to you about the history of the Shot Tower. We felt we had known them for years by the time we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We arrived here to a warm welcome from the couple who run it who are happy to chat to you about the history of the Shot Tower. We felt we had known them for years by the time we left. The views are wonderful and worth the stairs to the top. Unfortunately, we didn't partake in the famous Devonshire Scones,... More 

Thank jacquis56
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Take a jacket its very windy and cold at the top. After climbing the 260 steps the view is so worth the trip. Interesting history of shot making. Disappointed the cafe wasn't open as the scones have a very good reputation for being the best in Tassie. Cost to get in was about $20.

Thank Megan R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

On my last trip to Tasmania about 30 yrs ago I remembered this. It is very 1970's tourism but still interesting and worth stop. 1/2 hr would cover it. Staff were friendly. The stairs to the top of the tower are very old and creaky which adds to the experience.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazing piece of history this is, not only how it was built and why, but also the craftsmanship that today is still untouched. If you are scared of heights this probably isn't for you, as the stairs to the top are timber, original and creak with every step. The climb to the top is rewarded by beautiful views,... More 

Thank Lollyle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

After walking the Alum Cliffs, my friends and I went to the Shot Tower Cafe. It is a quaint, warm little cafe with friendly staff. We all ordered Devonshire Tea ~ scones and chai lattes. The Scones were beautiful, accompanied with home-made jams and cream. Well worth the visit! Although we didn't climb the shot tower this time, I have... More 

Thank Kirby B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were encouraged to climb the Shot Tower by the lovely couple who run this historic site. Our climb rewarded us with expansive views and was well worth the effort! The workmanship and effort required to build this tower is outstanding. Our only disappointment was the fact that we didn't have the Devonshire Tea after our climb ... next time!

Thank JUDES30
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Warm pillowy scones and a robust earl grey tea beside the fire on a wintery afternoon... Life doesn't get much sweeter than this!

Thank Bree G
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I sat with my Aunt as she died, afterwards we went for a drive just to clear our heads and found the Shot Tower. Went in, climbed the Tower, beautiful views, went back down and had coffee and scones. Wow, scones were fantastic, lessee sat with us and we talked, we had just traveled west coast of Tassie and were... More 

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My partner and I recently went to the Shot Tower and received the best tasting scones - moist and fluffy! With baking experience I have been struggling to find a place that does this correctly - Well, we finally found somewhere. The lady was absolutely lovely, talking to us and greeting us every time. I'm happy to say we will... More 

Thank lukeholdsy
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I last visited the Shot Tower 42 years ago. I am glad to say that it is still as interesting today as it was then. This is where some of the finest lead shot was manufactured. The lead was poured through a "colander" and formed into balls as it fell to be cooled and collected in a tub of water... More 

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