Cowra Area

The ideal place to break free

It’s famous as the site of a break-out by Japanese POWs in 1944 (learn more at the Cowra Japanese Gardens and Cultural Centre), but Cowra is more than just its colourful past. Situated in the Lachlan Valley, the Cowra region offers tranquil waterways, a wealth of wineries, unforgettable food and wine experiences, and rolling farmlands. The perfect place to break free.

Cowra highlights


Getting there

The Cowra area is just over a four-hour drive west of Sydney, via the Blue Mountains. You can fly into Orange Regional Airport, a 75-minute drive away. If you are visiting from Canberra, Cowra is just over a two-hour drive away, via the pretty Yass Valley and Hilltops region.

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