Things to do

Stay at Cowra Holiday Park and experience – The Japanese Gardens, The Hologram depicting the Cowra Breakout, the POW camp where the breakout occurred, or throw a line in the Lachlan River.

Dine out at one of the many clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes.  Just call one of the local club or pub courtesy buses for a lift.  Or you could get a bite from one of the fast food outlets (some will deliver).


Japanese Gardens

Japanese Gardens



Japanese Garden – This multi award winning attraction is a ‘must see’ at any time of the year. Stroll around 5 hectare traditional Japanese garden, a bonsai house and a cultural centre with Japanese arts and crafts.



Cowra Rose Garden – Bordering the Visitors Centre, this stunning floral display boasts over 880 rose bushes of 130 varieties. Established in 1986, the garden continues to delight visitors with breathtaking effect and scents in spring and autumn.

Around US Wyangala Dam


Wyangala Waters State Park – Activities include water skiing, sailing, fishing, golf or enjoy a drink at the Wyangala Country Club.


Australian & Japanese War Cemeteries – These cemeteries contain the graves of Australians who died in service during World War II and the Japanese POWs involved in the Cowra Breakout.


Peace Bell

Australia’s World Peace Bell – A replica of the bell that hangs in the United Nations building in New York.

POW camp site & Guard Tower – See the replica Guard Tower and listen to the audio presentation of the POW breakout that occurred on August 5th 1944.


 Hologram depicting the Cowra Breakout.Hologram




Kalari Winery

Kalarie Wines



Wineries – Take a tour of the many wineries available in Cowra and experience the superb wine tasting available to the public.
** We strongly recommend arranging visits / tours with the Visitor information centre, as opening times vary.


Tom's Water Hole Cellar Door

Tom’s Water Hole Cellar Door


Hot air balloon rides over Canowindra


Ballooning – Just 20 minutes away at Canowindra are early morning champagne balloon flights, taking in spectacular views of the countryside.



Darby’s Falls Observatory – Enjoy stargazing one evening.
** Bookings essential