Lonely Planet review
Around a bend in South Hobart, standing in startling Gothic isolation, is Australia's oldest brewery. Cascade was established in 1832 next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, and is still pumping out superb beer and soft drinks today. Tours involve plenty of stair climbing, with tastings at the end (including Cascade Premium, the global sales smash). Wear flat, enclosed shoes and long trousers (no shorts or skirts). You can take a tour on weekends, but none of the machinery will be operating (brewers have weekends too). A full-of-history one-hour wander around Cascade's lovely gardens is also on offer. Online or phone bookings are essential. To get here, take bus 43, 44, 46 or 49 from Elizabeth St at Franklin Sq and jump ship at stop 18.