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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 2013
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This 'tour' is not like any other. The two guides are in acting roles, so you feel as though you are an on-looker throughout their journey. It is really informative, quite moving (emotionally - there was laughter and a few little tears). Really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Fantastic! Many tours you are expected to imagine what the convicts we're like and the stories and the conditions but in this walk they did the imagining for you. We didn't blink when told the actors out on accents, it has been the highlight and best experience of our holiday. I recommend it for everyone it's the only way to... More

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Moree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Looking for things to do in Hobart with my 15 year old and my mother on our holiday, I found Louisa's walk. Booking, I did not tell my two companions until the day of the walk exactly what we were doing. My 15 year old a bit disgruntled by a history lesson on holiday and my mother a bit disgruntled... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

A brilliant presentation by 2 actors, depicting the heartache of the early days of Australia's history. A 'must do' activity for all ages. be transported yourself back in time to relive the trials of the women bought as prisoners to the Female Factory. How any survived just goes to show the strength of those women like Louisa. A story of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I went on this tour with my parents, my 22 year old sister and 15 year old brother, and we all loved it! Mum cried. The actors were friendly, very knowledgable and did an amazing job! Beautiful scenery and we learnt lots.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A superbly put together series of reenactments of life in the Cascade Women's Factory. The actors made you feel as if you had stepped back in time and were there in the story. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn about early Hobart.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We live in Launceston and found out about Louisa's Walk via Trip Advisor - we're so glad we did! Karissa and Colin were extraordinary in taking our whole group along for the journey with 'Louisa'. With a bare minimum of props, a range of great accents and an amazing story - it was not difficult to be sucked into their... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a fabulous tour unlike many others. The ruins are brought to life by two competent actors who transport you in back in time. Entertaining, interesting, sobering and at times eerily sad. Recommended for all ages. Book ahead so you don't miss it.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Fantastic actors, fantastic experience! My partner was not so keen to come along as he was unsure of whether he would like it (although he came for me) he was glad he decided to come and we both loved it and highly recommend to everyone.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This event was the highlight of my trip. It was informative, fun, sad but thoroughly enjoyable. The two performers are very talented, a lot of fun with a great sense of humour. Just loved it.

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