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. Cowra Christmas Street Festival

    Friday 07 December 2018 , Cowra

    You're invited to celebrate the start of the festive season at Cowra Christmas Street Festival 2018. The largest Christmas Festival in the region, this year's event promises a night of magic for the young and young at heart. Join Santa an…

    07 Dec