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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 70 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

One of Hobart's attractions not to be missed!! Extremely moving and clever performance as Louisa and her partner take us back in time and reenact beautifully a story of long ago. The tour consists of 2 actors, both who gave a brilliant and interactive performance and strongly engaged audience participation. One of the best attractions we have seen and would... More

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Can see exactly why this is rated #1 activity in Hobart and a must do!! Louisa & her partner in crime who plays 4 different characters, are extremely clever in their performances as we were taken back in time from Louisa's deportment from England, the passage out to Van Demons Land, her internment in the Cascades Female factory to her... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Louisa's Walk was a fabulous way to tell the story of a female convict in Hobart. The actors portrayed the story beautifully. As part of the audience you felt the horror those women lived through.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Louisa's Walk is a trip back in time telling the story of a convict women starting from the time she was arrested in England and deported to Australia. The tour consists of 2 actors who played the roles brilliantly. This was a performance like none other we had seen, commencing at the gates of the Cascade Brewery, and walking to... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a very cool way to do a historic walking tour. Two actors perform the story of a female convict from the early days of Tasmania. The story is fascinating, as well as sad, but there is also humor involved, it's very entertaining. I really enjoyed it and also learned a lot, definitely do this if you visit Hobart!

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Gatton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved it! Characters really got you into the story and would highly recommend it. Made you really feel included.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This tourist attraction tells the story of a female convict and the female factory. It gives an excellent glimpse into the harshness of life in the early days of settlement.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have never done a tour like this before. Minimalist theatre with two actors sharing the story of a female convict turned the sparse remains of the Female Factory in Hobart into an interesting world. It was raining as we walked from the Cascade Brewery through the gardens to the Female Factory but we barely noticed as Louisa's story unfolded.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This glimpse into convict life is a must. The actors took you right into the past with their enactment of the story. Well performed and very believable. My 13 year old was equally as impressed.

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We took our 2 children on this tour and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable time! The actors were great and it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We had lunch at the Cascade Brewerues visitor centre prior.

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