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Louisa's Walk

Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | 140 Cascade Road, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6229 8959
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Ranked #3 of 87 Activities in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances
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
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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sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I went on Louisas walk this December would highly recommend it.The acting was a very high standard especially the character of Louisa.the hobart rivulet walk was a great way of getting there ,I felt very atmospheric.Loiusas walk was the best thing I did in Hobart. my great grandmax3 was there so I had a real interest in learning about the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

First time in Tassie and we found this on the net for things to do. The two actors (Karissa and Jon) play a multitude of roles and the story portrayed is very moving and acted brilliantly by both. Personally I had no idea on this history of the Female Factory in South Hobart or the existence of the remains of... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Louisa's Walk is the perfect way to learn more about Australian history. It is entertaining, interactive and constructed beautifully. The actors are marvellous. This is an important part of history that shouldn't be missed. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Unique- gives you a real insight into the significance of the site. Do the brewery tour in the morning and gave lunch in between

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Best experience we had in our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the actors did justice to their characters. If you love art and culture, you must check this out

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

An informative way to relive a horrifying time in history. The guides are fabulous and jump between characters and locations seamlessly. The eay the information was shared made it really easy to understand. We took our 3.5 year old, 19 month and new baby. Our eldest walked and the other 2 cruised in the pram. Our eldest did get a... More 

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Bundaberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Louisa's walk was one of my best experiences in Tasmania yet (I'm staying here on holiday with my grandparents). The young thespians who performed our tour were very skilled in expressing Louisa's emotional story and we found the information relevant to the act and well integrated into the performance. I would recommend this for people who would like a fast... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

The actors, Clarissa and John, who took us on our walk were very informative and passionate about conveying to us how life was for early the Australian convicts, especially the women. They were completely immersed in their roles and if you allowed yourself you could almost believe that you had gone back in time. The walk wasn't very taxing so... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We found this a really different and enjoyable experience. We learned so much as we were involved in the presentation right from the start. Its clever the way they engage you. Its a beautiful setting, starting in picturesque parkland and finishing in the ruins of the women's prison. Its a very memorable experience in many ways. Some advice: you do... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My partner and I did Louisa's Walk Oct 2013. We returned with my partner's daughter last Saturday. We weren't disappointed either time. Entertaining and informative all the way through. Great way to learn about some of Hobart's history.Highly recommend it. Thanks.

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