Shot Tower

Shot Tower

The Shot Tower is a unique historic site. It is the only remaining circular sandstone shot tower in the world.

The Shot Tower is situated beside Channel Highway in Taroona and is about an 11 km drive from Hobart.  The distinctive circular tower stands 48 metres tall and was built in 1870 for the purpose of producing lead shot.

The distinctive circular tower stands 48 metres tall and was built in 1870 for the purpose of producing lead shot. Lead, with added arsenic and antimony was cast into ingots, remelted in cauldrons and then poured through colanders, forming droplets which became roughly spherical as they dropped into a tub of water at the base of the tower.

The top of the tower can be accessed via a 259 step circular staircase and offers spectacular views up, down and across the Derwent River. There is a museum at the base of the tower and a tea rooms alongside, as well as toilet facilities for the disabled.

 

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Address:
Channel Highway, Taroona
Times:

Open Every day - 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Cafe open 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. except Wednesdays

Entry fees:
Adults $8.00, Children $4.00, Family $20.00
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Children under 5 free.

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