Shot Tower - Visit
Mt Eden Shot Tower
|SITE TO VISIT|
|Mt Eden Shot Tower|
|Site type:||Industrial site|
|Where:||Central Isthmus - 10 minutes from the city centre|
|How to get there:||Bus (Check Rideline) or taxi.|
|How Long to allow:||10 minutes|
Normanby Rd, Mt Eden, City. The Colonial Ammunition Company building is preserved on the street front. The tower is behind it partly obscured by modern apartments.
Shot tower used to form shotgun pellets by letting molten lead fall through air.
What else to do there:
Mt Eden is a short step away. Drive past the forbidding Victorian Mt Eden Prison and the Spanish Mission style Auckland Grammar School.