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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Louisa's walk was heartbreaking, I don't think there was a dry eye amongst us. We were in Hobart for a reunion and had some time so decided to visit the Female factory but with a twist. We all met at the car park near the Cascade Brewery where we met the two actors who were playing Louisa and the many... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was the first time I have done a walking theatre and I absolutely loved it! Louisa's walk is a highly engaging, interactive tour which encourages you to use your imagination to step back in time and put yourself into the shoes of the many women who were imprisoned within the walls of the Cascades Female Factory during its existence.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I think it was very worthwhile to join the Louisa's walk as you get to learn about the history of a female criminal through an enactment of a real character rather than just simply reading books/ brochures. The play was captivating and interesting. Even when it was raining, the actors continued to put up a good show.

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Palmwoods, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Louisa's Walk is something everyone must do when they are in Hobart. A walk around the Female Factory is not enough. Living the history through the actors brought us to tears. You experience the injustice, the heartache and the joy. My 14 year old twins were speechless to say the least. The actors draw you into weaving the story of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The actors were great and it's a pretty walk down to the Female Factory. Brings what the women convicts went through to life and implants a much better memory than merely walking around a museum. I would recommend this tour to anybody who has a spare 2 hours to spare - live history is the way to go and at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique theatrical tour while discovering the areas history. The story of Louisa was sad and the actor's were fabulous in brining the characters to life. The young lady who portrayed Louisa had great spirit and played a convincing role and the gentleman played multiple roles and easily portrayed each part with great... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a great way to learn about the history of Hobart, the convicts, and the "Women's Factory". The actors did a wonderful job and the walk is quite easy. The only thing that would make it better is if the factory still had the walls, it was difficult to imagine them in today's age. But they did a great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Interesting story and decent acting but I have done similar type tours overseas (ie ghost tours in Edinburgh) for a much more reasonable price.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I would firstly like to thank all the people who have already rated this - it was because of all the positive feedback that I decided to take a chance on this. My husband doesn't like theatre, or a great deal of walking so it was a big risk! I am happy to say he absolutely loved it. It was... More

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

And we at Louisa's Walk would also like to thank all you fantastic TripAdvisor reviewers who have taken the trouble to write all these wonderful reviews! THANK YOU one and all for your ongoing support, encouragement and appreciation over the nine plus years we have been telling Louisa's story. We look forward to celebrating our 500th review which is only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 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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