Things to do in Cowra

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  • Big Poppa Pauley
    Melbourne, Australia2,240 contributions
    As someone who once worked in Japan, the Japanese gardens here at Cowra reminded me so much of my time there. The gardens are beautifully manicured and there are literally dozens of different species of plants and trees. The path winds through the gardens and there are seats provided at specific places to allow you to admire the view. Unfortunately we were there at the end of winter with many plants dormant, it would be spectacular to visit in spring with everything in bloom. A must see if you’re in the area.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Billpar
    Shepparton, Australia54 contributions
    The prisoner of war camp is a world heritage site & is beautifully signed & maintained. A must to visit when in Cowra.
    At the guard tower there is a wonderful recording which gives a concise history of the camp & the diverse nationalities involved.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Karen H
    2 contributions
    The staff at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre are a wealth of information. They also have lots of local products and wines for sale. A great place to start your visit to Cowra.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Mike C
    Horsham, Australia495 contributions
    This peace bell is one of a number around the world but most are in capital cities. In this day and age it is worth taking the time to ring it and contemplate our world.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Mike C
    Horsham, Australia495 contributions
    This cemetery is next door to the Australian one. This is an example of how a community can come together to reach a peaceful conclusion to a horrible time.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • marbelemclaben
    Greater Sydney, Australia216 contributions
    Not a bad way to pass a little extra time if you are looking for something to do.
    Sadly we had no one guide us around which ,I am sure, would have made it far more interesting than us just wandering around.

    Mostly well signposted but insider knowledge is a lot more beneficial .

    Great for train enthusiasts.

    Be respectful and make a donation though as these places do not exist without financial help. Every little bit helps.
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • David F
    Lawson, Australia240 contributions
    Great to see that Cowra is growing and supporting many businesses

    There was also a wildlife enclosure on top of this hill with many kangaroos
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • GJC
    Sydney, Australia44 contributions
    Beautifully maintained outside. Clear.y heritage. No trains on these tracks for many, many years. Well worth a look.
    Written 10 October 2019
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  • frogshollow12
    Leumeah, Australia32 contributions
    We drove from the Japanese Garden to this site of the former POW camp, there is a enlightening hollowgram/video running continuously in the Information Centre that is surrounded by the Rose Garden. Fascinating history of not only Japanese, but Italian and some Indonesian detainees. Visit you will enjoy it.
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • Mike C
    Horsham, Australia495 contributions
    The 2021 Archibald prize was doing its country tour and here it was. This along with free admission was a real treat.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • DianeF24
    Canberra, Australia187 contributions
    Gardens are at the Tourist Centre and well worth to have a loo. Well planned out and the smell Devine.
    Written 16 February 2022
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  • Vickie
    Ulladulla, Australia29 contributions
    Get away from the crowds and enjoy a spot beside the river. Very private for free camping or just come out for a picnic. Peace and serenity
    Written 19 June 2020
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  • Rusty3350
    Hamilton, Australia238 contributions
    A Collection of the Good ...Bad... and different fun "Things" from yesteryear and then there is just Stuff............... Sad really that the Historically significant pieces are not archived properly and that the whole place needs a good clean out.
    Could be great, which I think it might have been once. But sadly we have seen many better sheds in backyards !! with no entry fee.
    Written 4 October 2016
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  • Poetripedla
    George Town, Australia166 contributions
    Very disappointed with this winery, purely because we saw it advertised in brochures, on Trip Advisor, on the Google information, in the Tourist Information Centre, in our caravan park. It was advertised as open. There were great reviews. We went all the way out there expecting a friendly wine tasting experience and to buy some local wine. When we got to the end of the road the winery was in there was a sign saying “open only Saturday and Sunday” So I phoned and the guy there sounded surprised that the advertising said otherwise. This is something we are finding often: that businesses advertise widely and then don’t change online and other information when that information changes for them. It is a lack of respect for their customers and a lack of care for tourists in your area. For gods sake, change your advertising!
    Written 15 September 2018
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  • Warren P
    17 contributions
    Loved the hologram experience in the centre. Very interesting and informative. Great way to learn about Cowra and it’s history. The lady on duty was very helpful and informative. Glad we dropped in.
    Written 18 November 2021
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