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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site Tours and Activities

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This all-female prison is one of 11 places that make up the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. Between 1788 and 1853 approximately 25,000 women—and even some of their children—were held in one of Cascade’s five structures. High rates of illness and infant mortality, as well as grim conditions led to tragic ends for many of the inmates who were forced to sew and mend to repay their debts to society.

Three of the five original buildings are open to the public, so visitors can see the heavy stone walls and thick metal bars that held so many women captive. The Matron’s Quarters in Yard 4 provides travelers with details about the lives of civilians who were charged with punishing and reforming Cascade’s wayward women. This female factory is a fascinating introduction to Tasmania’s role in convict transportation for Great Brittan.

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16 Degraves St, South Hobart, Australia, TAS 7004
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Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Hobart Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Book a 1- or 2-day pass on a Hobart hop-on hop-off bus tour for an easy way to explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Travel by double-decker red bus to 20 stops around the city, where you can hop off whenever you wish to visit the places that interest you. Or opt to stay onboard the bus for the full loop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
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Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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Combine two sightseeing tours in one day. Gain easy access to Hobart via a Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi) explorer bus and a hop-on hop-off city loop by open-top, double-decker bus. First, a 2-hour return trip includes 20 minutes at the summit, with views over Tasmania and a range of walking tracks to explore. Then enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour with 20 convenient stops around the city. Guides and maps included.
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  • 4 hours to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

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Enhance a Hobart sightseeing tour with included admission to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), one of the most fascinating—and talked-about—museums in Australia. Start with the city tour to see top Hobart attractions like Cascade Gardens, the old Female Convict Prison, and Rosny Hill Lookout Then arrive at MONA for a look at its varied collection, from Neolithic artifacts to controversial art installations.
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  • 8 hours
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Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
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Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission

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Combine panoramic views from the top of Mt Wellington with controversial art at one of Australia’s most interesting museums on this Hobart day tour. Travel to Mt Wellington’s summit to enjoy its alpine setting and views that can reach Bruny Island on a clear day. Then visit the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) to see varying exhibits from Egyptian mummies to modern installations. Plus, take a ferry ride on the River Derwent, and see other Hobart sights like Cascade Valley, Battery Point and St David’s Park.
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  • 7 hours
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Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour
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Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour

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Discover the whole of Hobart with a 48-hour ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. The 90-minute route includes stops at MONA Ferry Terminal, the botanical gardens, maritime museum, and more. Get off and explore whenever you like and catch the next bus when you’re ready to continue your adventure. You also enjoy get a pass for the separate bus to kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes
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Mount Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

Mount Wellington Ultimate Experience Tour from Hobart

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Visit Mt. Wellington for views of Hobart and the surrounding scenery on this coach tour. After hotel pickup, travel to the summit of the mountain, where, on a clear day, you can look out at the city, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Admire the rocky landscape of the mountain, including the Organ Pipes rock formation, and see sights like Cascade Valley. Admission to the Female Factory Historic Site included.
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  • 3 hours
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Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

Hobart Half-Day Sightseeing Coach Tram Tour

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See Hobart’s top sights on a city tour by coach tram, a historical Hobart tram that’s been converted into a motorized coach. On either a morning or afternoon tour (select when booking), discover attractions like Sullivan’s Cove, St. David’s Cathedral, the Queens Domain, and Cascade Gardens. Admire the historic homes and pubs of Battery Point, and view Georgian warehouses that have been turned into restaurants and galleries at Salamanca Place.
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Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

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Sample the best of Tasmania in one week’s time on a small-group 6-day tour that covers many of Tasmania’s premier attractions. Travel round-trip from Hobart to destinations including Port Arthur, Bicheno, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, and Queenstown. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, places of historical interest, and a variety of spectacular wilderness areas, with opportunities to taste specialty foods along the way.
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6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

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This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.
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  • 6 days
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Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

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Our 4 Day Eastern Tasmania Coastline + Launceston Tour provides an intimate little getaway for those that have limited travel time available. This tour is a great option to explore the more populated east coast of Tassie along with the 2 biggest cities of Hobart & Launceston. Covering approximately 850km we explore many of Tasmania’s memorable attractions, moving fast enough to provide a fantastic overview of the islands eastern side, yet slow enough to enjoy the sights! Concluding at Thursday lunchtime this tour offers fantastic coastal scenery, historical learnings, fresh air and dozens of incredible photo opportunities. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels this is truely an memorable, small group travel experience.
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  • 4 days
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