Shot Tower - Hobart
Built in 1870 for the production of shot, this sandstone tower rises 48 metres above the banks of the Derwent, affording spectacular views up, down and across the river.
The tower is 10 metres in diameter at the base and 3.9 metres at the top - the walls a metre thick at the bottom thin out to .45 centimetres at the top. Molten lead was dropped from top to bottom of the hollow tower and its rapid descent and cooling roughly shaped it into pellets.
There is a museum at the base of the tower and a tea rooms alongside. There are 259 steps to the top, but 25 landings on which to catch your breath.
Facilities for Shot Tower
- Car park
- Toilet facilities for the Disabled
Experiences around Hobart