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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. 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…

  3. Memorial Avenue in Cowra

    There's nothing like a living memorial to stir your soul. You'll find two impressive examples in Cowra when you drive down the "avenues of honour", located on the north and south of the Grenfell Road, and east and west of the Boorowa Road. …

  4. 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…

  5. Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

    The history of Cowra is marked by stories of the military and migrants from World War Two. Between 1940 and the end of the war, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. After World War Two, the camp became home to bet…

  6. Peregrines Brasserie

    Peregrines Brasserie is the ideal way to enjoy a delicious family meal, a quick bite to eat or even a relaxing coffee with friends. Offering a full selection of affordable menu items, Peregrines Brasserie provides the perfect location to ex…

  7. Ironbark Walking Track

    Ironbark walking track is a pleasant 1.5 hour looped bushwalk that winds its way along a ridge and up onto a broad flat plateau, which overlooks Cherry Creek. Here, you can stop and admire the scenic views looking out east to Cowra and the …

  8. 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…

  9. Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

    The Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant serve high quality Chinese cuisine and is a favourite for both locals and visitors in the Cowra region. They are open for lunch: seven days a week from 11:30am – 2:30pm and for dinner: Sunday - Thursday…

  10. Ideal Tours

    Ideal Tours have been running in Cowra for many years, providing experience and information to visitors of their town. They specialise in Wine Tasting Tours of Cowra and Canowindra cellars, and also cater for groups and coaches visitin…

  11. Darbys Falls Observatory

    At Darbys Falls Observatory visitors can explore the universe with one of the largest telescopes available to the public, a 500 millimetre Newtonian! Also available are the 400 millimetre, 300 millimetre and 200 millimetre F10 Schmidt-Cass…

  12. The Morton Gallery

    The Morton Gallery in Cowra showcases a lifetime of art in the form still life, landscape and portraits by local artists Ann Morton, Ron Morton and Glen Morton. Ann Morton travels six days a week to her studio on Grenfell Road, Cowra an…

  13. Wallaby picnic area

    his pretty, quiet picnic area in Conimbla National park is located near Wallaby walking track and Ironbark walking track, making it a good spot to have a rest and a bite to eat after a bit of exertion exploring the park. Here, you’ll find …

  14. Cowra Canola Tours

    The Cowra 'Fields of Gold' Canola Tours offer a two hours guided experience including spectacular views of Cowra's Canola Region, visits to canola 'hot spots' for unique photo opportunities, complimentary morning tea, a Cowra Town Tour and …

  15. Kalari Wines

    Kalari is a family owned boutique vineyard set on the banks of the Lachlan River, an easy four minute drive from Cowra's town centre. Award-winning wines may be tasted in its stylish Cellar Door, nestled amidst the vines. While sipping on …

  16. Wyangala Dam

    Wyangala is located a short drive from Cowra at the junction of the Lachlan and Abercrombie Rivers. The lake is a clean, clear vast expanse of water. The surrounding area offers excellent accommodation and camping facilities. There are bung…

  17. 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 …

  18. Cowra Rose Garden

    The Cowra Rose Garden contains approximately 880 bushes of 130 varieties including a bed of the beautiful Cowra Rose. The garden was recommended by Ben Swane of Swane’s Nursery in 1987. He proposed landscaping the then new Visitor Informati…

  19. Bellevue Hill Lookout

    Comprising a large space for unstructured recreation, playground equipment, shaded picnic facilities, free barbecues and public amenities, Bellevue Hill Reserve is one of Cowra's most popular parks. To many local residents, the Reserve is r…