Cowra is the site of a World War II POW camp and is renowned for its Japanese Gardens.
About Cowra Area
Cowra is famous as the site of a mass breakout of Japanese prisoners of war during World War II – one of the most dramatic episodes in Australia's wartime history. Today, the town's Japanese Garden is popular, and you can visit the POW camp and war cemeteries.
The region is also acquiring a reputation for its wine and fine food. Canowindra, the hot-air ballooning capital of Australia, has a heritage-listed main street, good wineries, olive groves and orchards. Grenfell is where the great Australian poet, Henry Lawson, was born. It's also a short drive to Weddin Mountains National Park, where you can enjoy bushwalking a long well-marked trails.