Opening Hours

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is open seven days a week 9.30-4pm

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. Alight at stop 13, just past St Johns Hospital, then walk down Apsley Street.

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).

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 application form.

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 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, neighboring businesses (Child Care Centre) and guests recreational use of a RPA is NOT permitted at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

The commercial use of a RPA may be considered with the provision of evidence of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification and the associated Public Liability insurance along with the completed Filming and Photography Application at least 10 business days prior to filming.

Brooke Street Pier

The Port Arthur Historic Sites Booking and Information Centre is our retail outlet in Hobart, located on the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier.

Call into the centre for information and bookings for our three World-Heritage listed convict sites – Cascades Female Factory, Port Arthur Historic Site and the Coal Mines Historic Site. Pick up a visitor guide, purchase your tickets in advance, book tours, and ask our staff for tips on planning your visit.

Our team can also offer you information and advice on exploring Tasmania before or after your visit.

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 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.