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Cowra Area

Escape to the Cowra region and discover why this area of the Central West is one of the best kept secrets in New South Wales. Cowra is a scenic four hour drive from Sydney and a two hour drive from Canberra.

Cowra has a wealth of country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden. Take a trip down memory lane and experience Cowra’s fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner Of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour Cowra’s ever expanding vineyards to sample the superb local food and wine that is available. Where better to enjoy fine wine and delicious food, than right in the heart of where it is actually produced.

The outlying area is not to be overlooked. Many hidden treasures can be found in the surrounding villages. Of particular interest are the villages of Wyangala, Darby’s Falls, Woodstock, Koorawatha and Greenthorpe.

The nearby town of Canowindra is known as the ballooning capital of Australia and a walk through the historic main street will reveal a museum, antique shops, specialty boutiques, art galleries and fashionable cafés. Also recognised for the quality of it’s wine, Canowindra has a number of cellar doors open for wine tasting.

Activites and Experiences at Cowra Area

  • Astronomy
  • Ballooning
  • Barbecue
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking
  • Farm/Station activity
  • Fishing – Trout/Fly
  • Exercising
  • Flora
  • Fruit Picking
  • Golfing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Skiing – Water
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Wine Tasting
  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Winery
  • Places of Worship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • The Arts
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Rail
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife

Nearest Airport: Cowra

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