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Louisa's Walk

Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | 140 Cascade Road, Hobart, Tasmania 7952, Australia
+61 3 6229 8959
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Ranked #5 of 93 Activities in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes you on a journey into the life of Louisa Ragan, an Irish convict, sent to Van Diemen's Land on a seven year sentence, in 1841, for stealing a loaf of bread. You walk with the actors as they tell Louisa's story. You will meet Louisa outside the famous Cascade Brewery building in South Hobart. You will walk through the beautiful Cascade Gardens along to the World Heritage listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site where Louisa was imprisoned. Once you enter those locked gates, they are shut behind you and you experience life in this harsh prison. You may laugh and you may cry but you will remember Louisa's story!

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Canberra, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It is a nice walk along the historic sites. You can learn the history and story behind each building. However, some of stories were very sad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just went on louisas walk in hobart, loved it! Very informative and realistic. Makes you appreciate what you have. If your in hobart do it!!!

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LouisaHobart, Owner at Louisa's Walk, responded to this review

Hi there, this is not responding to this particular review but I can't find the appropriate field to write in so here goes. Louisa's Walk appears to have slipped from Number One on TripAdvisor for Hobart, Tasmania to Number five for no reason. Our reviews are still 97% excellent and we have been there for years. Now we are number... More

Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Louisa's Walk is an engaging re-enactment of the life of a female convict in Tasmania. You truly understand the hardships the female convicts endured and how horrible the living / working conditions were for these unfortunate women. The actors were brilliant in their portrayals. Booking on the internet is easy and the confirmation process is good. I would strongly suggest... More

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I personally loved everything about this theatre play. Worth every penny. Both the tour guides were very knowledgable and entertaining through out. I laughed and cried, the whole experience was very moving and I would recommend for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We didn't managed to join the tour but the beer in the restaurant is great! Especially the first heaven and there are plenty to see in the garden and park. They are totally free!

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is a different kind of theatre ...it tells a sad story. The setting is in a refreshing area and the walk is really pleasant. Unfortunately the buildings of the Female Factory are not there anymore. Go experience it. The walk is of 2 hours duration.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Quite interesting and very well done, but way overpriced compared to some of the other tourist attractions around

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great insight into life at the Women's Factory. The actors we had doing the walk in late October really bought the story to life. My husband had not long had a total knee reconstruction so the walk is doable by most people. Very interesting and moving story.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Louisa's Walk is a truly interactive experience with the poor souls sent to Tasmania so long ago. You get a real sense of time and place. Highly enjoyable for people of all ages.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour starts at the historic Cascade Brewery and the actors take us back in time to the infamous convict Female Factory and the sad but fascinating tale of Irish female convict, Louisa. Tour lasts about 2 hours and this is a great way to bring history 'alive'. Can thoroughly recommend.

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