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“Deepens your understanding”
Review of Louisa's Walk - CLOSED

Louisa's Walk
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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!
California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Deepens your understanding”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

There were only two other people on the tour the day I went, and we were occasionally engaged in the story as fellow prisoners. It's hard to see how anyone could justify the cruel policies of the time.

I concur with the advice to bring drinking water on a warm day and wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, be aware that the tour ends after the last run of the double-decker bus.

Visited March 2012
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LouisaHobart, Owner at Louisa's Walk, responded to this review, 7 April 2012
Thank you for this review. We do recommend that visitors bring water on the warmer days just as you would on any outside activity in summer. We do have an interval around two thirds of the way through when there is opportunity to purchase drinks/ice creams at the Cascade's Female Factory site shop.
The double decker bus is a tourist bus and its last loop does return shortly before Louisa's Walk ends (sometimes our visitors have to leave early in order to catch it). A better option would be to catch one of the regular Metro buses back down into Hobart. We carry bus timetables with us and there is one at 4.09 p.m or, a little later at 4.50p.m. It is only a short ride back down into the city.
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CYPRESS COUNTY
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great presentation”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This was a great presentation of the hardships that women went through in the female factory. They gave an excellant dramatic tour. We would recommend it to anyone.

Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Engaging”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Brilliant acting and really takes you back into the 1900s with props and all. Skip Port Arthur and give this a try!

Visited April 2012
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Thank triciaws
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Female Factory - Very moving and so interesting”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This walk is a must for those who want to learn a little more about the origins of Hobart and it's history. Great acting by our guides who kept our small group involved and riveted for the couple of hours we were with them.

Visited April 2012
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Thank rogerheap
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Hobart, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A memorable insight into Tasmainia's past”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

This was professional, informative, and powerful - my visiting family from the UK found it one of the most memorable activities of their 4 weeks in Tanmania.

Visited April 2011
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Thank Clare S
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