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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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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a lovely walk. Very educational and the staff got into character well. Went with a youngun with pram and encountered a few tricky parts to navigate with a pram, but all in all very highly recommended.

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Paris
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This promenade performance of a convict life story is entertaining, grim, and has a happy ending. It was beautifully acted, making good use of the location and suitable for both adults and children. Only drawback - it's not very clear where it starts until the actors arrive, I suppose they can't put up a sign as it isn't their property... More

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

Thank you Anne for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed Louisa's Walk. Yes, we do feel very proud of our actors - they are very dedicated and do a wonderful job. We are so lucky to have such a talented troupe. With regard to a sign at the starting point - yes you are quite right as... More

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fantastic actors who had loud voices. A moving story, realistically portrayed. Actors were very accommodating of people who were not able to move as quickly as the majority of the group. This is something very different and a "must do" when you are in Hobart. A very relaxed and enjoyable walk.

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Surfers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This performance of Louisa's Walk was very well played out, and if you allow yourself to get into the role it leaves you with a much better concept of what these women had to endure . The actors certainly do a remarkable job. I would absolutely recommend as a must do.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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