Shot Tower, Taroona

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Stand on top of the 48 m (157 ft) high circular Shot Tower to enjoy 360-degree views of the Derwent Estuary. Climb the timber staircase with over 300 steps to the gallery on top. Shot manufacturer and mason Joseph James Moir built this 19th-century sandstone structure. Upon your descent, try the cream tea in the cozy tearoom. Use our Taroona trip planner to visit Shot Tower on your trip to Taroona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited the Shot Tower with our friends and we all enjoyed the experience. Both husbands went to the top of the shot tower while we looked around the gift shop which was well set out and filled wit...  more »
  • Stopped for an early lunch of Devonshire tea, had a look at the souvenir shop, didn't climb the tower as I have an aversion to heights. I voted our Devonshire tea as the best in Tassie, real cream, ho...  more »
  • Been here many times over the years. The new owners are very friendly & genuine people. A very interesting climb to the top & great fun for the kids. Topped off with excellent, fresh traditional scones outside in the lovely gardens all makes for a great family outing.
  • Nice and historic place to visit. Nice views from the top of the tower. Lots of ancient story of guns and bullets.

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