Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
A visit to Cowra isn't complete without a visit to the multi-award winning Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Opened in 1979, the Garden is a 'must' see at any time of the year. Spend time wandering the 5 hectares and then enjoy the Art Gallery and Cultural Centre before indulging in lunch or morning tea in the cafe. Golf buggies are available for hire to ensure that everyone can enjoy the whole gardens.
The Gardens are the site of the Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) Festival held on the last weekend every September when the cherry blossoms are at their peak.View on map
Cowra Visitor Information Centre, Mid Western Highway, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Located at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre, the P.O.W. Theatre is a 9 minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944.View on map
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Darling Street, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Cowra Regional Art Gallery is well known for its many touring and curated exhibitions in all forms of visual art.
This is somwhere you can spend a relaxing afternoon or enjoy one of their many artist's talk and opening nights.View on map
Darling Street, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
World Peace Bell
The Australian World Peace Bell is made from melted down coins donated by member Nations of the U.N.
It was awarded to Cowra in 1992 for their longstanding contribution to world peace and international understanding.
It s the only World Peace Bell which is not located in a city.
Visitors to Cowra are all encouraged to "ring" the bell.View on map
Doncaster Drive, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Cowra War Cemetery
The Cowra War Cemetery has become a showpiece for Modern Military Cemeteries. The cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War II, along with other internees and those involved in the battle of Darwin.View on map
Olympic Park, Mid Western Highway, Cowra, NSW, Australia
Cowra Rose Garden
A delightful garden containing over 880 rose bushes of 130 different varieties including the Cowra Rose. A great place to have a wander and enjoy the beauty of these charming flowers.View on map
Young Road, Greenthorpe
Iandra, also known as Mt Oriel Homestead is a 54 room residence which remains one of the few tangible places that embody the iconic, optimistic image of Australia as the "lucky country" which can still be appreciated in the surviving grand Edwardian estate.
There are Open Days held on selected days of the year when people can wander through the house, stables & surrounding buildings.View on map
Ferguson Street, Canowindra NSW
Age of Fishes Museum
Imagine a world ruled by fish. Thousands of fish fossils have been found at Canowindra and it gives us a unique glimpse of life during the Devonian Period - the Age of Fishes.
The Museum is a place that fascinates children & adults alike.View on map
2891 Reg Hailstone Way, Wyangala Dam
Wyangala Dam is two and a half times the size of Sydney Harbour and is an excellent place for picnics, boating, water skiiing, fishing.View on map
Sakura Avenue, Cowra
Cowra POW Campsite
This site is listed as one of the Top Heritage Sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese POW's staged a mass breakout which was the biggest in British and Australian war history. 231 Japanese prisoners and 4 Australians lost their lives during the breakout.View on map
Canowindra, New South Wales, Australia
Hot Air Ballooning Canowindra
Every year balloonists from around the world converge on Canowindra to compete in the Australian National Ballooning Championships.
Balloon Glow, held on Saturday nght of the championships attracts large numbers of people to see these magnificent balloons tehered and lit.
You can enjoy the experience all year round with one of the companies running these flights in Canowindra which is only 30 minutes from Cowra.View on map