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  1. Cowra Railway Station

    The Cowra Railway Station is open for visitors on the last Sunday of every month between 9am and 3pm. Take a stroll around the magnificent building that played a key role in Cowra’s railway heritage. Since the first train arrived in 1886 un…

  2. Wallaby Walking Track

    This moderately challenging walk in Conimbla National Park runs between Ironbark picnic area and Wallaby picnic area, so you can enjoy a picnic in a lovely and scenic spot if you desire. The walk passes through a range of forest types, feat…

  3. Grenfell Endemic Garden

    The Endemic Garden is located just a short drive from the Grenfell Visitor Information Centre near O'Briens Hill, mid western Highway. It was established by the Cartwright and Luthje families in 1997. The garden features plants native to t…

  4. Circa 1935

    Step back in time with a visit to Circa 1935, located in the beautiful Art Deco former Bank of NSW building in the historic village of Greenethorpe. Featuring an upmarket café, two bedroom guest house, gifts, deli / general store goods and…

  5. Henry Lawson Tributes

    A monument is situated at the birthplace of Henry Lawson one of Australia’s most famous poets, who wrote short stories like the slapstick 'Loaded Dog' and the moving 'Drovers Wife'. It is shaded by a sugar gum planted by his daughter, Berth…

  6. POW Hologram Theatre

    The P.O.W. Theatre is a nine minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944. The Theatre is a small tin hut that is a replica of the Nissen huts found at the Cowra Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. Th…

  7. Lachlan Valley Railway

    A unique railway museum featuring an authentic (circa 1923) Locomotive Depot and Steam Roundhouse. Entry is by voluntary donation and DVDs, books and souvenirs can be purchased from the main entry building. Barbecue facilities, toilets and…

  8. The Big Gold Pick and Pan

    Australia is known for its many big things. There is the Big Pineapple, the Big Banana, the Big Merino, the Big Prawn and the list goes on. In Grenfell, there is the the Big Gold Pick and Pan! The pick and pan were constructed under the …

  9. Ben Hall's Cave Walking Track

    Ben Hall's Cave walking track takes you through low open forest dominated by black cypress pine and mugga ironbark trees. Heading up the hill behind Ben Hall's campground, you’ll come to a large rock overhang with views, and once there, the…

  10. Spice N Aroma Cafe

    Traditional Australian Cafe serving yummy cakes, toasties, pies and more. Supplying Fish River Roasters coffee, breakfast and lunch, it's the perfect place to take your family and friends. Better still they are open six days a week! So i…

  11. Seaton's Farm historic site

    Seaton's Farm is quietly nestled at the base of Berthas Gully, on a scenic pastoral block within Weddin Mountains National Park. Historic farm buildings, machinery and equipment still litter this pretty landscape. The relics demonstrate ho…

  12. Prisoner of War Camp Site

    This site is listed as one of the Top Heritage Sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) staged a mass breakout that was the biggest in British and Australian War History. 231 Japanese POW and four Australians lost …

  13. Conimbla National Park

    Conimbla National Park is a peaceful nature reserve that promises easy bushwalks, birdwatching and scenic views. It is located near Cowra, Grenfell and Gooloogong. Yambira mountain and its surrounding forested ranges rise nearly 500m above…

  14. Cowra Italy Friendship Monument

    The Cowra Italy Friendship Monument was officially opened on Australia Day 1998 to celebrate the Italian link to Australia. In particular it was erected in recognition of the Italians POW's and Internees in Cowra during World War Two. Many…

  15. The Railway Hotel

    The Railway Hotel is on the corner of Main Street and Grafton Street and is a historic building of great significance in Grenfell. The Railway Hotel staircase was used in the film 1915 starring Sigrid Thornton. The hotel offers personal ser…

  16. Cowra Regional Art Gallery

    The Cowra Regional Art Gallery was established in September 2000 and is located in a cultural precinct which includes the Cowra Library, the Cowra Civic Centre, the Australian World Peace Bell and the Cowra Shire Council Chambers. The Galle…

  17. O'Brien's Hill

    O'Brien's Hill in Grenfell is the site where gold was first discovered in Grenfell in 1866. The site is easily accessible to visitors with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. There is remnant mining machinery on the site including a…

  18. Cowra Garrison Gates

    Resolutely standing guard within Cowra’s residential area, on the corner of Binni Creek Road and Amaroo Avenue, you’ll find the Garrison Gates. The brick structures mark the original entrance to the headquarters of the 22nd Garrison Battali…

  19. Cowra Golf Club

    Cowra Golf Club boasts the best 18 hole, fully irrigated kikuyu fairways golf course west of the Blue Mountains where true country hospitality is assured. The 5954 metre Par 71 has four of the most challenging finishing holes on any co…

  20. Farleigh 'Beach' Reserve

    Farleigh Reserve is a peaceful picnic area on the bank of the Lachlan River, within 10 kilometres of the centre of Cowra. There is a modern longdrop toilet, picnic tables and bins. Plenty of shade is provided by large eucalypt trees and th…