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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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Tamworth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was the most interesting and emotional tour I have done this trip.they are actors and told the story wonderfully.it was empowering to be a woman today.but as a aboriginal woman the feeling of the bad spirits there was very emotional.it is a story of white European history,but as a woman I felt for these women of the past.But if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most enthralling, emotional, information-filled tourist activities I have ever done! My 6 year old kept pulling me ahead as we followed the actors, eager to not miss a word. My 12 year teenager who was initially reluctant ended up so happy she had come along, I had tears falling down my cheeks towards the end... More

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was new to this walking theatre thing, but I did enjoy the story, and my kids liked it very much, my 10 year old son very nearly cried when she was singing her song getting on the boat. It went on a bit though. I couldn't help thinking that if she's just kept a bit more quiet her life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a great performance of history, telling the fate of one of australia's first few female convicts, a victim of callus and cruel times. It was about 35AUD per person, well worth the price of admission. I would allow 1.5 hours or a bit more for this tour, and bring a jacket/rain gear as this is entirely done outside.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So interesting, emotional and informative. The actors really got your involved in Louisa's story. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent 'living history' performance, telling the story of an Irish woman convicted for stealing a loaf of bread and sent to Tasmania as punishment. Heart breaking stuff at times but really enjoyable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great tour led by passionate performers who bring Louisa's story to life. Excellent for all ages.

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A beautiful way to experience Hobart's history. I highly recommend this to everyone. A two person theatrical telling of the story of a convict transported to Hobart. Very moving. It starts in South Hobart next to the Cascade Brewery and finishes in the Female Factory. I wasn't expecting too much but was blown away.

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Sydney
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Although this was not my favourite thing in Hobart I did see the value of it. The performers did an excellent job and were happy to answer any questions afterwards. The female factory site is quite bare so the performance really gave the audience and idea of what it would have been like as a female convict. However as great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an amazing experience not to mention great value for money. The two incredible actors take you on a journey so believable was their ability to play the real life characters make your emotions be played. This was by far the best thing we did in Tasmania on our recent trip. So impressed we have booked to take the... More

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