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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 #1 of 69 attractions in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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! « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Never done walking threater before, but wow this was great. The actors were wonderful and really brought the story alive. I would recomend this to anyone going to hobart

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have been on many walking tours throughout the world but never one like this! Louisa's walk is more of a theatrical experience than just a historical tour. The fact that it is based on a true story makes it even more poignant. I was moved to tears at Louisa's tale. The actors were amazing and did an exceptional job... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you visit Hobart and are interested in its history, don't miss this. Very unique 2 actor live street theater that explains the life of a specific woman, but the plight generally of women sent from England to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and the Cascade Female Factory in the 1800's. Our family of four did Louisa's Walk on a Sunday... More

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was the most interesting and emotional tour I have done this trip.they are actors and told the story wonderfully.it was empowering to be a woman today.but as a aboriginal woman the feeling of the bad spirits there was very emotional.it is a story of white European history,but as a woman I felt for these women of the past.But if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was one of the most enthralling, emotional, information-filled tourist activities I have ever done! My 6 year old kept pulling me ahead as we followed the actors, eager to not miss a word. My 12 year teenager who was initially reluctant ended up so happy she had come along, I had tears falling down my cheeks towards the end... More

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was new to this walking theatre thing, but I did enjoy the story, and my kids liked it very much, my 10 year old son very nearly cried when she was singing her song getting on the boat. It went on a bit though. I couldn't help thinking that if she's just kept a bit more quiet her life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a great performance of history, telling the fate of one of australia's first few female convicts, a victim of callus and cruel times. It was about 35AUD per person, well worth the price of admission. I would allow 1.5 hours or a bit more for this tour, and bring a jacket/rain gear as this is entirely done outside.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So interesting, emotional and informative. The actors really got your involved in Louisa's story. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent 'living history' performance, telling the story of an Irish woman convicted for stealing a loaf of bread and sent to Tasmania as punishment. Heart breaking stuff at times but really enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great tour led by passionate performers who bring Louisa's story to life. Excellent for all ages.

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