The Shot Tower - TAS

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -42.95797 147.33746
DMS: 42º 57' 28.69" S 147º 20' 14.87" E
UTM: 55 G 5243797mN 527525mE
Altitude: 98.85m

Description

Address & Contact

Stop 32
Channel Hwy opp. Shot Tower
Taroona TAS 7053
Phone: (03) 6227 8885
Email: N/A
Web: https://taroona.tas.au/history/shot-tower

Information

Joseph Moir's Shot Tower is situated on the Channel Highway at Taroona, in Hobart's riverside southern suburbs. The 58 metre tall tower provides excellent views of the Derwent and Hobart's southern suburbs for anyone prepared to pay a small fee and climb the 318 wooden steps to get there. While climbing spare a thought for the workers who had to make the climb several times a day laden with hot lead to drop through a screen to so that spheres of lead shot would form during the fall into vats of water.

The shot tower was completed in 1870 and was Australia's tallest building for four years and Tasmania's for 100 years until overtaken by the 67 metre tower at the summit of Mount Wellington.

The Shot Tower also contains a gift shop, a coffee shop and toilets.



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Closest Weather Station

Hobart at 30/07:30am EST
Distance from The Shot Tower 7.63km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
10.6°C7.0°C76%6.6°C1010.9hPa0.2mmN15km/hr
8knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Hobart (Ellerslie Road)
Distance from The Shot Tower 7.63km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.721.720.117.314.412.011.713.115.117.018.720.3
Mean Min. °C11.912.010.99.07.05.24.65.26.47.89.310.8
Mean Rain mm47.340.145.051.246.354.151.853.653.561.454.156.4

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