Despite only having a population of about 12,000 people, Cowra is an infamous site in Australia's history, which is perhaps why it is home to more than its share of impressive Cowra hotels.
During the Second World War, Cowra housed a Japanese internment camp. On August 5, 1944, however, the prisoners staged an escape, with nearly half of them dying in the process. That has made Cowra a significant location for Australians and Japanese alike, making it a cultural and historic destination to book accommodation in Cowra.
Today, the POW camp location is a popular destination for visitors. It is open around the clock and does not charge an admission. The Japanese and Australian war cemeteries in the town are also well known with guests of both countries, as they hold the remains of soldiers from not only the POW escape, but from other battles in the region.
For a more peaceful locale, visitors to the town take in the sights at the Cowra Japanese Garden. The garden is meant to symbolize peace between Japan and Australia. Within the region, there is a large row of Cowra accommodation within blocks of the garden and cultural centre. Find the perfect hotel for you with exclusive savings and member benefits by booking with HotelClub’s free membership.
The Cowra Airport does not offer commercial flights, so visitors will have to fly into the towns of Orange, Bathurst or Parkes and then take a shuttle to their Cowra hotels. Or, visitors fly into the city of Canberra and take a shuttle to Cowra.
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