Opening Hours

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is now open.  From now until 31 December 2020, all children will admitted free of charge and Ticket of Leave* holders will also admitted free of charge (*Ticket of Leave is a 2 year pass issued at the Port Arthur Historic Site).
Click here for more information on how we’re helping to keep you and our community safe during the (COVID-19) crisis.

Christmas Day

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is closed on Christmas Day, and open on all other public holidays and weekends.
To find out more please contact us, or ask one of our Visitor Centre staff.

Getting Here

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is at 16 Degraves Street, South Hobart, approximately 10 minutes drive from Hobart’s CBD and only a short distance from the Cascade Brewery.

By car

On street parking is available in Degraves and Syme Streets.

On foot

Follow the walking track along the Hobart Rivulet. The Rivulet track is 2.7km long and travels from the Hobart CBD directly to the Cascades Female Factory.

By bus

Metro bus numbers 446, 447 and 449 depart from stop N, Franklin Square, Hobart. Disembark at stop 13, just past St Johns Hospital, then walk down Apsley Street.

The Red Decker Company provides double-decker bus tours around Hobart with flexible hop-on/ hop-off service to the Cascades Female Factory (stop K).  For more information click here.

Filming and Photography (drones)

Our visitors are welcome to take photographs and make audio and video recordings at the sites for their own use and to share with family and friends #cascadesfemalefactory @cascadesfemalefactory.

Any commercial production requires written approval and is subject to the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Filming and Photography Guidelines, which are incorporated in the form here.

A commercial production refers to photographs or recordings undertaken professionally or for a financial consideration, either on consignment for another party, or with a view to selling or hiring the imagery obtained, or for the promotion of a product or service. This permission must be obtained prior to any photography or filming taking place.

For more information, please contact us.

The use of Remotely-Piloted Aircraft (UAV or ‘drones’)

For the safety and preservation of our heritage buildings, neighbouring businesses (Child Care Centre) and guests recreational use of an RPA is NOT permitted at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

The commercial use of an RPA may be considered with the provision of evidence of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) operator’s certificate (ReOC or the former UOC); and the pilot must hold a remote pilot licence (RePL or the former UAV controller). This requirement applies to all categories of RPA including very small RPA (sub- 2kg category).  Anyone with this licences wishign to film will also need to present a current Public Liability insurance certificate and complete the Filming and Photography application form at least 10 business days prior to filming.

Brochure and Visitor Guides

Download our promotional brochure for the Cascades Female Factory, and our comprehensive Visitor Guide, available in English and Simplified Chinese.

Cascades Female Factory Historic Site Brochure

Cascades Female Factory Visitor Guide – English

Cascades Female Factory Visitor Guide – Chinese

Visitor guides, brochures and fact sheets for our other Historic Sites are available from the Port Arthur website.