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. The Cowra Eisteddfod

    Thursday 16 May 2019 to Monday 20 May 2019 , Cowra

    The Annual Cowra Eisteddfod will be held once again at the Civic Centre on Darling Street. With a large selection of sections and fantastic prizes on offer, this year is sure to be an amazing spectacle. For more information and to…

    16 May - 20 May