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Cowra Area, NSW

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.

Nearest Airport: Cowra


  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Shopping
  • Skiing - Water
  • Wine Tasting
  • National Park
  • Winery
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Fruit Picking
  • Fishing - Trout/Fly

About Cowra Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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