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River Park Vineyard

Lot 16 River Park Rd, Cowra NSW 2794

River Park Vineyard is conveniently located on the banks fo the Lachlan River, on the outskirts of Cowra, in beautifully landscaped gardens with views over the vineyard and Lachlan River.

River Park offers a welcome retreat for leisurely wine tasting and sampling local produce. River Park caters for children, making it an enjoyable family experience. Ample parking and impaired mobility access.

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Cowra Bridge Pylons

Beneath Lachlan River Car Bridge, Cowra NSW 2794
Cowra Bridge Pylons are situated beneath the Lachlan River Bridge and feature aboriginal murals on the pylons. The murals were painted by local aboriginal artist, Kym Freeman and depict the history of the Wiradjuri people who inhabited the Cowra area prior to English settlement. The size of the murals and the attention to fine detail make them a must see when visiting Cowra. They are just a short walk from the Visitor Information Centre down towards the river.
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The Morton Gallery

26 Grenfell Road, Cowra NSW 2794
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 and holds viewings of the artworks by appointment.
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Memorial Avenue in Cowra

Grenfell and Boorowa Roads, Cowra NSW 2794
There’s nothing like a living memorial to stir your soul. You’ll find two impressive examples in Cowra when you drive down our “avenues of honour”, located on the north and south of the Grenfell Road, and east and west of the Boorowa Road. Four hundred trees were planted by the Women’s Club in 1917 to represent all the young soldiers from Cowra and district who served in World War I. Their towering presence is a reminder of how far we’ve come since that war; their beauty is an uplifting reminder of the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.
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Japanese and Australian War Cemeteries

Doncaster Drive, Cowra NSW 2794
The Japanese War Cemetery contains Graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War II, as well as other internees and those involved with the battle of Darwin. The land was ceded to Japan in 1963, thus Cowra has its own little piece of Japan. A large black granite monument dominates the Cemetery and the burning of incense, wreaths and gifts can be seen at the Cemetery after Official Functions. This is the only Japanese War Cemetery in Australia. The Australian section commemorates those who died in Training at the local Military Camp, as well as the four Soldiers who were killed during the breakout. The Cowra War Cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has become a showpiece for modern military cemeteries.
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Prisoner Of War Camp Site

Sakura Ave, Cowra NSW 2794
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.
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Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre

Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra NSW 2794
Opened in 1979, the multi award-winning Cowra Japanese Garden is a 'must see' at any time of the year. The Garden's designer, Ken Nakajima, created the Kaiyushiki (strolling) Garden to symbolise the Japanese landscape. The rocky hillside, manicured hedges, waterfalls and streams, and the two lakes provide a serene environment for a myriad of birdlife. Special features of the Garden include a Bonsho Bell, a traditional Edo Cottage, an authentic open air Tea House and a Bonsai House. The cultural centre showcases exhibitions from a variety of local and regional artists and has two galleries featuring an extensive collection of Japanese artworks and artefacts. Take time to explore the five hectares of garden and enjoy its beauty and tranquillity. Feed the Koi carp from the viewing platforms overlooking the lakes. Hire an audio tour for an intimate and informative experience. Enjoy modern Australian and Japanese cuisine at the licensed cafe.
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Sakura Avenue

Sakura Avenue, Cowra NSW 2794
In 1998 as a bicentennial project Cowra Shire Council in conjunction with the Japanese Government planted 1988 cherry blossom trees between the Cowra War Cemetery, the site of the Prisoner Of War Camp and the Japanese Gardens as a sign of peace and reconciliation with the Japanese people. All trees are sponsored by Japanese businesses and citizens and Australian school children. The drive from the Garden in Spring when the Cherry Blossoms are out is a highlight of the season.
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Quarry Restaurant And Cellars

7191 Lachlan Valley Way, Cowra NSW 2794
The Quarry Restaurant and Cellars is set amongst Cowra Estate Vineyards. The Cellar Door, open Tuesday to Sunday, offers tastings and sales of some of Cowra's best wine labels including wine from the oldest vineyard - Cowra Estate, as well as award winning wines from Coolinda Wines, Mulyan, and Swinging Bridge. These wines can also be purchased on line. The Restaurant caters for lunch and dinner either outside on a lovely tree shaded terrace or in the delightful restaurant. The style of the food served is Modern Australian utilising the best of regional produce. A unique feature of the Restaurant is the number of local wines available by the glass, approximately 20. These wines are also available to purchase in the Cellar. The Restaurant serves lunch Thursday to Sunday and dinner is available Friday and Saturday night.
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Bellevue Hill Lookout

Bellevue Hill, Binni Creek Road, Cowra NSW 2794
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 referred to as 'Billy Goat Hill' after its steep nature and the goats that were once kept there. At the top of the hill, you have a superb view of Cowra, which is nestled beside the meandering Lachlan River.
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Cowra Italy Friendship Monument

Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794
The Cowra Italy Frienship Monument was officially opened on Australia Day 1998 to celebrate the Italian link to Australia. In particular it was erected in recognition of the Italians POW's and Internees in Cowra during WWII. Many of these people have since returned to Cowra and have spoken about their positive memories of their time in the town.
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The Cowra Heritage Walk

Cowra Central Business District, Cowra NSW 2794
Stroll through Cowra's historic past. A brochure from the Cowra Visitors Centre sets out a heritage walk around Cowra that takes a leisurely hour, taking in sights like the old federation-style court house, the gothic stone St Raphael's church and Cowra Public School, built in 1882. See the town's first hotel, the old stone flour mill (1860) and Cowra's oldest home Ilfracombe (1879). Federation, Colonial and Victorian commercial buildings can all be seen in this gentle stroll around the town's business centre.
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Cowra Regional Art Gallery

77 Darling Street, Cowra NSW 2794
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery was established in September 2000 and is located in a cultural precinct which includes the Cowra Library, the Cowra Civic Centre, the Australian World Peace Bell and the Cowra Shire Council Chambers. The Gallery is purpose built with high ceilings, track lighting, art museum security and environmental controls. The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is committed to offering a broad range of curated and touring exhibitions derived from regional, state and national sources covering the visual arts, crafts and design including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. The Gallery’s varied program of high quality exhibitions includes painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, ceramics and glass as well as public programs, workshops and outreach activities for the enjoyment of the community and visitors alike.
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Lachlan Valley Railway

3 Campbell Street, Cowra NSW 2794
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 rest areas are available. The railway lines around Cowra have been closed by the State Government, but the Lachlan Valley Railway (LVR) regularly conducts special train trips around the State, visiting many beautiful and historic towns and villages. For these trips the LVR uses restored heritage carriages with diesel and steam locomotives. The CPH Railmotors generally operate out of Cootamundra to various towns around the local area for the general public and private charters.
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Cowra Fun Museum

10291 Mid Western Highway, Cowra NSW 2794
Located just four kilometres from the town centre, Cowra Fun Museum offers an extensive collection of war, rail and rural memorabilia housed in a two-acre covered complex. Special features of the museum include a Cowra prisoners of war display with original artefacts, 14 working steam engines, fire engines, tanks, a massive model train layout and antique shop. Free guided tours are available and free photographs taken. Coach groups are specially catered for.
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Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

Military Parade, Cowra NSW 2794
The history of Cowra is marked by stories of the military and migrants from World War II. Between 1940 and the end of the war, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. After World War II, the camp became home to between 17-19,000 new Australians in the form of the Cowra Migrant Camp. Whilst the campsite itself, on the eastern side of town, is now private land, a memorial has been erected in honour of the migrant families of Cowra in Europa Park, east of Cowra on the Sydney Road. There is also a memorial on Military Parade to mark the location of the Military Camp.
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Kalari Wines

120 Carro Park Road, Cowra NSW 2794
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 their delicious wines enjoy the art exhibition by local artists and breathtaking views. The range of wines include verdelho, late-picked verdelho, fortified verdelho, chardonnay and shiraz. The Cellar Door is open for tastings and sales.

Paradise

88-90 Macquarie Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Located at 90 Macquarie Street, Paradise is one of Cowra's most historic homes. Built in 1883 Paradise was commissioned by Peter Murray who paid two stone masons from Scotland 450 pounds to help build this magnificent home. It has a rich history and commands views across the Lachlan Valley and is located between Cowra town centre and The Japanese Gardens. This rather deceptive home is over three storeys that comprises a large living room, massive drawing room, kitchen, five bedrooms, bathroom, external shower room and laundry with substantial grounds and plenty of off street parking. A house for all seasons it is ideal for that country weekend getaway or family gathering. Furthermore one of the main attributes of Paradise is its sheer size that offers an ideal place for large scale functions, weddings, christenings and funerals. It offers an ideal meeting point where people can be together in one place. ...

Festival of International Understanding

Cowra, Cowra NSW 2794
The Festival of International Understanding is held each year to celebrate a guest nation with a festival parade, street stalls, and many other events and ceremonies throughout....

Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting

Grenfell Road, Cowra NSW 2794
Cowra is proud to have one of Australia's largest wine shows and the Public Tasting is a signature event on the Wine Show Calender. Test your wine tasting skills against expert judges and sample some of the best wines from Australia’s top wine growing regions.The wine judges take a week to sniff, taste and spit their way through around 1,500 wines during the Cowra Wine Show week. This event will give wine lovers, wine buffs and those simply wanting to know more about wine an exclusive opportunity to sample the newly awarded gold, silver and bronze medal winning wines. The vast array of wines has been entered by exhibitors from all the major wine producing states in Australia. Please visit the web site for more information....

Ideal Tours cowra

128 Lachlan Street, Cowra NSW 2794
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 visiting Cowra by performing a live Colonial Show. They have a 14 seater air-conditioned bus and also have access to a 22 seat Coaster, as well as larger 44 seat coaches for various tour requirements. Idea Tours offer local knowledge on their tours, and can also tailor tours to suit your group's needs. Please contact them to discuss your requirements....

Sovereign Inn Cowra

15 - 19 Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Sovereign Inn Cowra is centrally located in the main street. With the motel located towards the rear of the property, the motel rooms are protected from street noise, offering you some of the quietest rooms in Cowra. Sovereign Inn Cowra is part of an exciting complex that also includes Furphy's Brasserie and the Townhouse Tavern. Furphy's Brasserie is open for breakfast and dinner, providing a range of meals to suit your taste. Motel guests can charge their meals back to their rooms. The Tavern, a great family venue, has eight icy cold beer taps, a great selection of local wines, pool table and gaming rooms. Free WIFI is available in all rooms. All major credit cards are accepted including China Union Pay. Cowra - The Great Escape!...

Cowra Military and Migrant Camps

Military Parade, Cowra NSW 2794
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 between 17,000 and 19,000 new Australians in the form of the Cowra Migrant Camp. Whilst the campsite itself, on the eastern side of town, is now private land, a memorial has been erected in honour of the migrant families of Cowra in Europa Park, east of Cowra on the Sydney Road. There is also a memorial on Military Parade to mark the location of the Military Camp. ...

Japanese and Australian War Cemeteries

Doncaster Drive, Cowra NSW 2794
The Japanese War Cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War Two, as well as other internees and those involved with the battle of Darwin. The land was ceded to Japan in 1963, thus Cowra has its own little piece of Japan. A large black granite monument dominates the Cemetery and the burning of incense, wreaths and gifts can be seen at the Cemetery after Official Functions. This is the only Japanese War Cemetery in Australia. The Australian section commemorates those who died in training at the local Military Camp, as well as the four Soldiers who were killed during the breakout. The Cowra War Cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has become a showpiece for modern military cemeteries....

Ilfracombe and Co Cafe

127 Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Enjoy the charm of one of Cowra's oldest buildings renovated into a modern cafe, with delicious breakfasts, lunches and coffee. The cafe prides itself in great coffee, a selection of homebaked goodies and friendly service. Come along and enjoy a break at Ilfracombe and Co Café, you won't regret it....

Cowra Motor Inn

3 Macquarie Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Cowra Motor Inn is situated in the picturesque Lachlan Valley, and is located off the highway, in a quiet and central location in Cowra. A short stroll to a selection of fine restaurants, shops and sport facilities and whether it is for business, pleasure or a weekend away, they strive to achieve the highest standards of hospitality. With 25 rooms including queen bed units, double and single bed units, and two bedroom family units. The motel facilities include reverse cycle air-conditioning, electric blankets, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge, high definition LCD television, Austar channels, non-smoking rooms and free wireless internet....