Vineyards, the great outdoors and a fascinating history are found in Cowra in New South Wales. The town’s past includes the largest prisoner-of-war breakout in history, but visitors can also make current-day memories with activities such as hot-air ballooning or strolling through the Japanese garden. No matter what is seen or done, Cowra is an inviting and exciting destination in Australia.
- Cowra Regional Art Gallery
- Wyangala Waters State Park
- Aboriginal Bridge Pylon Paintings
- See Darby’s Falls, an amazing observatory where you can experience uninterrupted views of stars, planets and comets
- Go on a Cowra Heritage Walk and stroll through Cowra’s historic past
- Visit the Iandra Castle, a complete feudal-like estate
Cowra has a warm, temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures during November through March range between 78°F (26°C) and 88°F (31°C); fall, winter and spring temperatures are 55°F (13°C) to 71°F (22°C). Average rainfall is 25 inches (635 mm).
Getting There & Around
Since the Cowra Airport operates only private and chartered flights, most visitors fly to the Orange, Parkes or Bathurst airports, with daily flights to Sydney.
Upon arrival, visitors hire a car or walk about. There are coaches and coach tours in the area, as well as trains that travel to surrounding towns. Driving a hired car via the Mid Western or Hume Highways gets travellers to major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.