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Louisa's Walk - CLOSED

Cascade Brewery | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6229 8959
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A perilous journey into the past

I so enjoyed this tour. Skilfully written and produced with convincing actors. The colonial past... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Hobart, Australia
via mobile
Lovely history with a twist

Good walking tour of Hobart cascade area with live theatre actors .. tells the story of a young... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
via mobile
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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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“live theatre” (18 reviews)
“female convicts” (39 reviews)
“history lesson” (20 reviews)
Cascade Brewery | South Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6229 8959
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I so enjoyed this tour. Skilfully written and produced with convincing actors. The colonial past revealed, the horror of a journey from hell exposed and a tale of man's inhumanity towards man. A-not-to-be missed history lesson brought to life. This is a must for both...More

1  Thank elimac3978
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Good walking tour of Hobart cascade area with live theatre actors .. tells the story of a young convict and her hardship

1  Thank Nibsie
Reviewed 16 July 2016

When in Hobart visit The Cascade Women's Prison and do Louisa's Walk dramatisation tYour.You will be transported back in time and learn of the hardships and perils that betowed the female convicts. Well acted out by the 2 actors portraying the story of Louisa and...More

1  Thank Marie J
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A wonderful moderate walk for any age using imagination and intrigue! Leave a picnic basket in your car for afterwards or go to the brewery across the road.

1  Thank soo2000
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Louisa's Walk was well acted by the two cast members. They were engaging and convincing. I must confess that I thought the tour was too long. It is an example of too much of a good thing. If it was 30 minutes shorter I would...More

1  Thank WellTraveledGal2000
LouisaHobart, Owner at Louisa's Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

Thank you for your Review! We did try to persuade your group's organisers to book our shorter play, Her Story, which we thought more suitable in length given this group's schedule and itinerary but, they were insistent that you all wanted Louisa's Walk! Warm Regards,...More

Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Go to the women's goal at noon and they have a new tour. For a large group they will do Louisa's Walk. I have done it before and it was fantastic, so if your group is large, then organise it in advanceMore

1  Thank Its_a_gr8_life
LouisaHobart, Owner at Louisa's Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Yes, thank you to this reviewer for pointing out that Louisa's Walk is no longer available to individuals from the general public. We will however still perform Louisa's Walk for large groups of 15 or more. Louisa's Walk has been replaced by Her Story down...More

Reviewed 7 February 2016

Story well told part of our history. Actors fantastic playing multiple persons. Recommend to anyone visiting Hobart, life was certainly tough. Also make time to enjoy drink and meal at brewery.

1  Thank helbel1107
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We absolutely loved it. It was entertaining and historical and we learnt a lot about the early days.

2  Thank janett370
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Loved every part of this. Very different to any other tour and recommend this to everyone visiting hobart.

2  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Previously titled 'Louisa's Walk', 'Her Story' is a compelling and well scripted drama of the life of convict women who arrived at the 'women's factory'. As you follow the drama you become immersed in the story and emotionally connected to 'Louisa' as she includes the...More

3  Thank maryloub66
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