"The Shot Tower" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Tasmania Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

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  You could get shot here
by iandsmith

Here's another interesting place to have a look at. Ever wonder how they make lead shot? No? That's all right, I hadn't either but, when I did find out, it was quite interesting.
The reason for the height or this tall tower is that it that when the molten lead is poured from the top it takes this far before it forms into little droplets of lead - hey presto, there's your shot.
There's also a souvenir shop, some nice outdoor tables where you can snack and a panoramic view from the top.

Directions: Southern suburbs of Hobart

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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  • akkipaa's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Wow, I just made a tip about shot tower (my Tampere pages) and noticed now that I am not the only writer about, I have found already some seven around the world. Nice place, unfortunately Tasmania is almost on the opposite side of the globe.

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