Cowra Visitor Information Centre

Cowra Visitor Information Centre

Cowra Visitor Information Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Cowra Visitor Information Centre is an essential first stop for visitors to the Cowra region. Our centre is home to ‘Claire’ the local girl who tells her personal account of the Cowra Breakout through a fascinating hologram presentation. The hologram is a free theatre and continues to be as popular as ever with the 60,000 plus visitors our friendly team welcome each year. Our centre is your one stop shop for local & regional information, maps, local produce, craft and stocks a variety of Cowra region wine. Why not select a bottle of award winning wine and some local produce to enjoy during your stay or better still, allow us to customise a hamper of local produce for you to enjoy during your stay. The Cowra Visitor Information Centre is open from 9am - 5pm / 7 days a week every day of the year (except Christmas Day) Allow us to help you make the most of your stay in our lovely region.
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Roadtripping Nanny
Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Very helpful staff and lots of free brochures, pamphlets and maps. A sensible way of planning your day in the area. There is a wonderful hologram theatre presentation about the Cowra Breakout, and a lot of information about the POW history of Cowra. Well worth visiting this VIC.
Written 8 November 2023
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Claudia R
5 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
My vote for the most friendly and informative staff of all the 20 info centres we have been to this year. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 20 September 2023
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Alice D
2 contributions
Feb. 2023
The hologram presentation was unbelievable. A very tasteful display of Australian attitude and forgiveness.
Written 21 February 2023
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre and watching the famous POW Hologram. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paulie S
Shellharbour, Australia770 contributions
Feb. 2023
A friend of mine told me, that the Cowra Visitor Information Centre, is a must visit… so I took his advice and did that first… we’re very happy to have done it. Unfortunately, the place was flooded out 12 weeks prior and it’s under renovation BUT… the famous hologram ‘Claire’ is still going strong! The hologram theatre is free entry (there is a donations box at the front of the hut, if you wish to make a donation) and the hologram triggers off, upon entry to ‘The Cowra Breakout’ hut. Claire tells her story and the WWII history that took place in Cowra – a short presentation but enjoyable and very informative. There are many posters and historical photos for you to view and read – you could easily spend an hour there or more. Plenty of artefacts on display and they also sell local produce / wines; crafts; souvenirs and hampers… ideal gifts for family and friends. The staff were super friendly, smiley faces and very helpful. One of the staff gave me a well detailed brochure of what I could do in Cowra – it covers everything, from dining, tours to places of attractions to visit. Yes… this is an essential first stop for visitors to the Cowra region and should I find myself back in Cowra, definitely will visit this place again, as I’m also curious what the place would look like, after renovations are completed.
Written 21 February 2023
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre and speaking with our wonderful staff. We pride ourselves on presenting our town in an informative and engaging way, even in the midst of flood renovations! We hope to see you back again soon. Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary S
12 contributions
Feb. 2023
This place is great, made all the more special when you realise they were completely flooded out a little while back. The staff are amazing and will bend over backwards to help you find what you want (and sometime even what you didnt know you wanted...). We only had one full day (and a bit of the arvo before when we visited this place), and the very helpful lady told us all the great places to visit. She also suggested we go and watch the "hologram show" which is inside the visitors center. O.M.G!!!! This has apparently been showing for many years now, and rivals some of the technology we have seen at major theme parks. It is simply breathtaking. Sitting on the seats in front of the "presentation" you are treated to a 9 minute show that tells the story of the POW breakout from one womans perspective. She moves around the little "stage", coming to life right in front of your eyes. Now I am building it up a little, but it is WELL WORTH THE VISIT!! For just 9 minutes you are pulled into the story an start to identify with the protagonists. You wont regret it. If you are a bit peckish, there are also some places to get a nibble or a coffee next door.
Written 12 February 2023
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Thank you for your review, we're glad your experience with us was a positive one. We pride ourselves on presenting our town in an informative and engaging way. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 20 August 2023
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RUTH H
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Feb. 2023
The Information Centre was being revamped after the floods but it was well stocked with books and magazines and information about the Cowra POW Breakout. It has an excellent holigram show and it certainly explained clearly what transpired which gave us an insight to what we saw in the following couple of days. Also you get the added bonus of the beautiful rose garden adjacent to the carpark. Whilst the roses were not in full bloom, the garden was well-maintained and labelled.
Written 11 February 2023
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Hi Ruth, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre. We pride ourselves on presenting our town in the most engaging and informative way possible. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,009 contributions
Nov. 2022
this is a well set up visitor centre with lots of local produce on offer and information about the famous Cowra breakout. we sat and watched the hologram story about the breakout and it was very informative. The staff here were most helpful and answered all our questions.
Written 2 November 2022
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Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 20 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robyn P
2 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
The lady working on the Sunday I visited was very helpful and informative. I could have stayed all day as I am a reader and there was SO much I wanted to read. I loved sitting in the POW corrugated iron hut listening to the young girl relate her story growing up, marrying her soldier and living her life in Cowra.
I loved it and I will be back.
Written 24 September 2022
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Hi Robyn, Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre and watching the famous POW Hologram. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 18 August 2023
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Warrick H
The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia62 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
The ladies who manage the Visitors Centre are knowledgeable, helpful and fun. The hologram experience of the break out is a must and as it’s difficult to get a cellar door wine tasting at local wineries, just do it at the visitors centre. We tasted up to 8 local wines and took a bunch home. There is a lot of local produce available.
Written 20 September 2022
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our Centre and speaking with our wonderful staff. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 18 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Geoff333_13
Cronulla, Australia426 contributions
Sep. 2022
If you didn't get the chance to visit the Japanese Gardens, Cemetery and Camp, then there is sufficient information, plus a diorama esplaining the history of the War Camp
Written 16 September 2022
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Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to our centre. We hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Stassi Austin
Written 18 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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