Visit Cowra and escape. Relax and wander, take your time and explore.
COWRA FEATURE EVENTS
Canowindra Balloon Challenge - April
Festival of International Understanding - March
Pitch Fork Cowra - June
Queen's Birthday Fireworks Spectacular - June
Cowra Wine Show - August
Cowra Spring Show - October
Cherry Blossom Festival - September
Christmas Street Festival - December
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Most of Cowra's attractions are free and we have some extraordinary tales and history to share. Take your time in our great outdoors, relax at the river, play a round of golf, do some cycling and discover our beautiful walking tracks. Use us as a base to explore our surrounding villages and countryside. Slow down and relax, with sunsets and night skies that are best enjoyed with a picnic and a glass of local wine.
From bushwalking and picnics in stunning National Parks, to canoeing along the Lachlan River or exploring our country lanes on a bicycle, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful Cowra region.Happy wandering
Just as the Lachlan River meanders through the Cowra landscape, cyclists from all over the country visit the Cowra, Greenethorpe and Canowindra region to ride some of the quietest, smoothest and most scenic roads in New South Wales.
In Cowra itself, there is a network of interconnecting concrete paths in the Cowra Peace Precinct where you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Walk or cycle to the Bellevue Hill Lookout, the Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre and the historic Prisoner of War Campsite. There are paths along the Lachlan River too. Make sure you view the impressive murals on the bridge pylons.
If you're a little more adventurous, head to Wyangala Dam where you'll find some great mountain bike trails. As you explore the network of trails, you'll discover some natural rest spots, perfect for a picnic, a photo opportunity or simply to take a moment for a well deserved breather. Whether your plan is to enjoy a couple of hours paddling or perhaps camp and canoe for a couple of days is up to you.
Arts & Culture
Cowra is alive with a spectacular mix of music, theatre, dance and visual art. You'll find a variety of cultural attractions and experiences, including museums, art galleries and performing art groups.
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery includes a permanent collection and several exhibitions throughout the year including the prized annual Calleen Art Award. Visitors to the Gallery can expect first class exhibitions from regional, national and international artists.
For art alfresco, take a peek beneath the Lachlan River Bridge to view the impressive indigenous murals by Kym and Trish Freeman and the local community
Discover the wines, winemakers and wine regions of Cowra NSW.
Cowra is a unique region of family owned and operated vineyards and wineries. Cowra wine region, which includes the village of Canowindra, consistently produces great wine using minimal intervention and organic practices.
Cowra's wine industry is now taking a leading role in the development of sustainable agriculture, with growers having signed onto the Cowra Sustainable Wine Partnership. Working with Cowra Shire Council and with the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, growers are improving their sustainability by using mulch and many other improved management techniques.
• Gardners Ground
• Kalari Boutique Cellar Door
• Rosnay Organic
• Toms Waterhole
• Pig In The House
Cowra Visitor Information Centre
Olympic Park, Mid Western Hwy
(02) 6342 4333
New Cowra Rides Guide
Local cyclists can now plan their next outdoor excursion with a new Cowra Council booklet listing 12 great bike rides around Cowra Shire.
Cowra Rides Guide incorporates a range of local routes ideal for both experienced cyclists and beginners.