Image: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

The Kangaroo Bluff battery was built in 1884 to stop enemy vessels from shelling Hobart Town and to support similar batteries at Domain and Battery Point. The pentagon-shaped fort includes cannons, ditches, tunnels and underground chambers cut from solid stone. The battery was declared an Historic Site in 1970 and is now a public reserve that provides sweeping views of the western shore and the Clarence coastline.

 

Address: Kangaroo Bluff, Bellerive

Open: Tours Sunday 10 November

Highlights: Historic landscape, subterranean tunnels

Tours: 10am, 10.30pm, 11am and 11.30am

Building specs: The Kangaroo Bluff Battery

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