Cascades Female Factory

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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the largely untold story of female convicts sent to Australia. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is the most significant site associated with female convicts in Australia, it is listed as one of the 11 sites that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property, inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2010.

Wheelies Comments – The site is reasonably flat but has a few obstacles that can be easily overcome. The main surface is compacted gravel which is easy enough to push around on. There is heavier gravel which is loose and can be avoided. The staff can open different gates so you can avoid the thinner doorways and loose gravel. You can attend the tours when you go out around on the footpath. There is a small step up into the original cottage which I did easily in a manual chair. There is a toilet on site if needed. The play is in the open site and is accessible in a chair.

There is no disabled parking on site, as there is only street parking offered to the public. What I did was park in the designated spot in the cascade gardens carpark nearby. It is a slight incline coming back but I managed it alone in a manual chair. If you follow the bike track and footpath it is quite safe.

Disabled Parking Onsite
Bathroom Accessible