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Standing in startling, gothic isolation next to the clean-running Hobart Rivulet, Cascade is Australia’s oldest brewery (1832) and is still pumping out superb beers. Ninety-minute tours involve plenty of history, with tastings at the end. Note that under-16s aren't permitted on the main brewery tour (take the family-friendly Cascade Story tour instead), and that brewery machinery mightn't be running if you're here on a weekend (brewers have weekends, too). Bookings essential. To get here, take bus 446, 447 or 449.

Also available are 45-minute 'In the Shadow' (adult/child $25/15) dramatic re-enactments concerning Sophia Degraves, wife of Cascade founder Peter Degraves. These shows run once every Saturday.