Japanese Gardens

Opened in 1979, this multi award winning attraction is a 'must see' at any time of the year. Features include a 5 hectare traditional Japanese garden, a bonsai house and a cultural centre with Japanese arts and crafts. Also available is an open air tea house, working pottery house and a restaurant open for lunch and dinner.


Australia’s World Peace Bell

A replica of the bell that hangs in the United Nations building in New York. Add Visually located in capital cities across the world, the Australian world peace bell was awarded to Cowra in recognition of the towns long standing contribution to world peace and international understanding.


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. There is a 9 minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944 which is located in the Cowra Visitors Information Centre at the junction of Grenfell, Young and Boorowa Roads.


Wyangala Waters State Park

Wyangala is the perfect location for that weekend away, family holiday as well as a great place to relax and unwind. Activities include water skiing, sailing, boat hire, fishing, golf water slides and sandy beaches for just relaxing on.

Bellevue Hill Lookout & Fauna Reserve

Offering panoramic views of Cowra township and the surrounding district. At the adjacent fauna reserve see the kangaroos, emus and wallabies.


Cowra Fun Museum

This complex features interactive war, rail and rural museums, a POW camp exhibition and a model railway.


Cowra Rose Garden

Bordering the Visitors Centre, this stunning floral display boasts over 1000 rose bushes of 130 varieties. Established in 1986, the garden continues to delight visitors with breathtaking effect and scents in spring and autumn.



Take a tour of the many wineries available in Cowra and experience the superb wine tasting available to the public.



Just 15 minutes away at Canowindra are early morning champagne balloon flights, taking in spectacular views of the countryside.


Cowra Golf Course

An 18 hole, fully irrigated golf course with the best layout in Central NSW. Features include a comfortable club house, function and conference room and Dave’s Golf Shop.