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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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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The story of these women is truely horrific. That being said, I cannot fathom why this attraction is so highly rated and touted as a must see? I'd say, you can see the sights and miss out on the tour without feeling as though you've missed out on anything significant in Hobart. The guides are passionate with the acting gig... More

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

Thank you Christopher for leaving us a review for Louisa's Walk and I am so sorry you didn't enjoy it that much. It is rather humbling to get a two star rating after mainly receiving 480 four and five stars! We are all different and while most people seem to find this way of recounting history a memorable and immersive... More

Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The actors do an award worthy performance portraying the chilling, sad and emotional story of Louise and the 12,000 convict women like her. Amazing two days later and it's still on my mind. I will defiantly return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Best afternoon we have ever had. The two actors are true story tellers and create the story with such feelings and emotions. Truly a very moving and enjoyable journey to be taken on. Would recommend this as a must go to, while in Hobart!!!!!!! Very Highly suggested I'm sure you'll enjoy it

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gosford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a wonderful experience, thoroughly enjoyable, talented actors that take you back to a time in our history. It's moving, it's enlightening, it simply is the best couple of hours we spent in Tasmania. Do not miss the opportunity to witness something very special.

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

We did this walk in winter to experience, in a minor way, what it would have been like for the women who were in the Female Factory. A very moving experience beautifully portrayed by the actors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was an educational and very emotional experience which took you back in time as you became a part of this amazing woman's life experience - her poverty, losing her sons, her imprisonment and all as you walk your way through the beautiful gardens to the female factory. This is must do when in Hobart. It was raining the day... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very informative, and enjoyable. Whether your are 60 or 6, this tour caters for you. Strollling around the Cascade female factory with this tour gave insights to what it was really like.

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

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

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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