Do the Cowra Breakout Trail
Start at the Information Centre and watch the 9 minute
about the Cowra Japanese Prisoner of War Breakout.
Cross the Lachlan River and turn Left and then Left again and continue
out along the Canowindra Road and visit Cowra’s
Japanese War Cemetery is unique in the world, in that it is the only
Japanese War Cemetery outside Japan.
Use your phone to listen to the audio here.
Then meander around to the site of the
Listen to the audio at the Guard Tower.
Use your phone to listen to other interesting pieces of
Follow the Cherry Tree Avenue to Cowra’s award winning
The audio tour
is a must do – you will miss so much if you don’t.
Even if you are knowledgeable about Japanese gardening, this
garden is different in many respects.
Don’t forget to check out the Cultural Centre and the Gift Shop.
Have a coffee or some lunch in the Cafe.
Drive up to the
lookout and enjoy an amazing vista over the town of Cowra and the
Lachlan Valley. There is a
small road on the left near the top of the lookout with an open gate.
This leads you down the back side of the hill which brings you to
the start of a tree lined avenue straight ahead, (Darling Street).
Drive down here and park in the Carpark on your left.
Visit the Cowra
Regional Art Gallery. Walk
across the road and visit
World Peace Bell. Unique
in Australia and the world, in that it is the only Peace Bell erected
outside a nation’s capital city.
Turn Left at the Main Road (towards Sydney) and about a block down on
the right is the
of Friendship monument/sculputure
Next Stop - The
Mill – Windowrie’s Cellar Door.
The building itself is a must see in its own right. It was
once part of an old flour mill and is Cowra's oldest buiding. It
was built in 1861 from local granite and has been painstakingly
restored. Must go
upstairs and look around – and - check out the facilities while you are
Enjoy a wine tastingand perhaps a cheese platter.
Take your VIP Token and get 15% off all purchases.
Head to the
Rose Garden Café (next to the Cowra’s Visitor Information Centre) a
popular spot for a final coffee and good byes before heading home.
If there wasn’t enough time to do just these few things, then we
encourage you to return, for there is much much more to see and do here
There is more to come but in the meanwhile check out the Local Information