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 their lives during the breakout.

A walking trail goes through the camp ruins and a scale model of the camp is on display at the Cowra Visitors Centre. Also at the Visitor Information Centre is the P.O.W. theatre which is a nine minute presentation telling the story of the breakout from the perspective of a local resident.

Nearby events

  1. Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibit - Woodland Plains

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 ,

    Nicole Berlach is a Natural History illustration Artist based on the Central Coast of NSW. Nicole's approach sees traditional techniques and medium applied in a fresh way that resonates with the art enthusiast and scientist alike. With t…

    21 Mar - 15 Apr
  2. Grenfell Picnic Races

    Saturday 07 April 2018 to Saturday 14 April 2018 , Grenfell

    The Grenfell Picnic Races are back! Enjoy the friendly, country atmosphere of picnic racing. There will be six races, TAB facilities and marquee space available (No Bring Your Own alcohol), two full bars, canteen and live entertainment unt…

    07 Apr - 14 Apr