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Louisa's Walk

Address: Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | 140 Cascade Road, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6229 8959
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Ranked #3 of 91 Activities in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes you on a journey into the...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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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Ballarat, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a great concept and is a wonderful way to involve people in the history of Tasmania. The actors were very talented and led us through an interactive story from the Cascade Brewery down to the old Female Factory. It was great to be moving around and following the actors through different locations and scenery. They had our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Louisa (Aka Sarah) captivated the entire tour group from start until finish. William (Aka John) also brought the story to life. With the help of the audience's imagination, a great script, excellent acting and amazing historical surroundings we were transported back to a dark time in Hobart's past. One moment we were laughing, the next we were close to tears... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A great way of immersing children into the often brutal history of the colony of Van Diemens Land. A performance for all ages.

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Blaxland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting history lesson by actors is period costume, Louisa's walk gave us a lot of in site to the Treasons for females being deported to Tasmania and in site into the terrible conditions the "convicts" lived in. Well worth the time and money and included a visit to the Female Factory in Hobert.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Louisa's Walk is an amazing tour to do. It is a creative way to learn about the history of the female factory. The actors are amazing, brilliant accents. They found a brilliant way to teach you about the history of the female factory and what one person went through. The story told will make you laugh and cry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Two experienced actors perform a re-enactment of the life of a women who journeys from London to Hobart, as she lives through many hardships. This is a tail that draws the audience through many emotional experiences. Definitely an attraction that is worth doing. Be sure to book early.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our hotel manager recommended Louisa's Walk. We were delighted we fitted this attraction into a fairly full schedule over New Year. The actors brought to life the true story of one female convict in an engaging and informative way. As we made our way from the Cascade Brewery to the Female Convict Factory we stepped back in time and followed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a great way to learn about the convict past. The actors portray the characters in such a way that you can't help but be involved. The story makes you appreciate the times we live in now and realize the harsh conditions that the female convicts somehow managed to survive. The reality of thetreatment of the babies born at... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The two adults and two kids in our family all loved this top-notch production. Fascinating insights presented in a thoughtful, entertaining style.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were real fortunate because we were in Hobart on Boxing Day and this was supposed to be closed but they decide to open and we are really glad they did. A very enjoyable way to learn about the history of the area. There is not much to see at the Female Factory but this made it interesting and informative.... More 

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