Escape to the Country – A visit to Cowra – Friday 20 May 2022

An escape to the Country – a visit to Cowra and surrounding villages – a backroad trip to Wiradjuri Country,

Enjoy two days in Cowra and surrounding area which offers you a gentle, rural experience and no border closures.

We will visit the following sites and sights during the weekend (not necessarily in this order).

  • The  Japanese Gardens ($15 seniors).
  • The Japanese cemetery, the war graves and the site of the POW camp.  Thomas Keneally’s novel, Shame and the Captives gives a good description of life in the camp before and during the breakout.
  • Wyangala Dam which holds twice as much water as Sydney Harbour and recently spilled over resulting in the flooding of the Lachlan River and Cowra.
  • The village of Woodstock and a stop at the Royal Hotel Woodstock.
  • Canowindra and the Age of Fishes Museum. ($8 for seniors).
  • Lunch at Montrose House, Canowindra ($35).
  • Eugowra, with painted murals, bushranger country (featured last year on Backroads) and Goolagong village and pub.
  • A tour of Cowra and a visit to Europa Park for a migrant history talk by our guide.
  • The Peace Bell and the Art Gallery.

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