Three days in

COWRA CANOWINDRA & COUNTRYSIDE

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WELCOME T

We welcome you all to Wiradjuri Country. The Cowra Region is part of the Wiradjuri language group, the largest in NSW which covers most of the State. Connection to Country is important to our community in remembering the history of our ancestors, our elders and our sense of belonging. Our local Wiradjuri community continues its strong connection to the land. The Lachlan River (Kalari) has significant meaning to the Wiradjuri people through stories, songs and art. The Aboriginal Murals painted on the pylons of the bridge over the Lachlan River are the creations of Kym and Trish Freeman and the local community. The artwork symbolises the animals and local landscapes around Cowra. The murals are a shared project, with both local families and school children contributing their personal stories and handprints. The Gugaa, or goanna, is the Wiradjuri Totem. Take time to sit quietly at the river or at Billy Goat (Bellevue) Hill and make your own connection with our Wiradjuri Country.

Cowra Visitor Information Centre Cnr Mid Western and Olympic Highways, Cowra Phone 02 6342 4333 Email [email protected] www.cowratourism.com.au /VisitCowra @visitcowra Experience the C change – the Cowra change For information, contact Cowra Council on 02 6340 2000 or visit www.cowracouncil.com.au

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CO N T E N TS PL AN YO U R E SC APE 2 H APPY WAND E RI NG 4 O U R WARTI ME L EG AC Y 6 JAPANE SE G ARD E N & C U LTU RAL C E NTRE 8 ART & C U LTU RE 10 RAI LWAY TAL E S 11 W YANG AL A DAM 12 SH O P, D I NE & STAY 14 C ANOW I ND RA 26 COW RA MAP 32 ATTRAC TI O NS I ND E X 33

WHY THREE DAYS? T

Well, two days are simply not enough. Not if you want to relax and wander. Not if you want to take your time and explore. 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. Enjoy everything that Cowra, Canowindra and countryside have to offer. Relaxed and unhurried. Give yourself the gift of three days in Cowra.

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escape day 1

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OUR HISTORY



Start at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre and watch the powerful hologram presentation about the 1944 Prisoner of War Breakout.



Visit the Prisoner of War Campsite and replica guard tower.



Stroll or cycle along the Garrison Walk. Information signs bring the history of the site to life and the scenic views will bring out the photographer in you.



Pay your respects at the Australian and Japanese War Cemeteries.



Visit Europa Park and learn about the Cowra Migrant Camp.



Ring the bell at the Cowra World Peace Bell and listen to the audio presentation.



Visit the Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre and explore our railway history.



Tour the stunning Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre and enjoy a coffee or lunch at the Japanese Garden Cafe.



Take a photo or two at the Scenic Lookout on top of Bellevue Hill and explore the walking tracks through the Bellevue Hill Nature Reserve.



Take a stroll back in time on a self-guided Cowra Heritage Walk to see Cowra’s most beautiful heritage buildings and sites. Pick up a brochure at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre.

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TAKE A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Drive through Darbys Falls to Wyangala Dam. Do a spot of fishing, have a swim, go boating or skiing and have a relaxing BBQ or picnic.

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EXPLORE CANOWINDRA

Take a 20 minute drive to Canowindra and visit historic Gaskill Street.



Drive back to Cowra via the village of Woodstock through picturesque countryside.

Get up close and touch the amazing displays of local 360 million year old fish fossils at the Age of Fishes Museum.



Go for a paddle or relax on the banks of the Lachlan River.

Have a bite to eat, shop and relax at the great range of boutique shops and cafes.



Make your Canowindra experience totally memorable and book a balloon flight.



Enjoy a wine tasting at a cellar door and drive back via Rivers Road through beautiful vineyards and farming land.

Discover a castle. Drive by Iandra Castle just out of Greenethorpe and enjoy a coffee or lunch in Greenethorpe. Ride your bike from Cowra to Greenethorpe, a popular cycling route. Drive to Conimbla National Park and take a bush walk along the Wallaby Trail. Drive on to the friendly village of Gooloogong on your way back to Cowra.

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HAPPY WANDERING T

take your time and unwind

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.

WALKING AND CYCLING 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 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. To view or download a copy of the Cowra Rides Guide, go to www.cowratourism.com.au/cycling. For more information about cycling in and around Canowindra, go to www.cyclingcanowindra.com.au.

Sunset stroll at Bellevue Hill Lookout & Reserve

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Discover our National Parks

EXPLORING THE LACHLAN RIVER The Lachlan River runs from Wyangala Dam to Cowra and through the fertile Lachlan Valley downstream to Forbes. Whether your plan is to enjoy a couple of hours paddling or perhaps camp and canoe for a couple of days, check out the current information about the Lachlan River, including safe entry, parking, river levels etc, by downloading the PaddleSafe App through itunes or go to www.waterwaysguide.org.au.

BUSHWALKING AND NATIONAL PARKS The Cowra region is spoilt for choice when it comes to bushwalking. We have four National Parks in our region – Weddin Mountains, Conimbla, Nangar and Goobang – and they all offer very different experiences. For up to date details relating to each of these National Parks including location, features and amenities, download the pocket guide for Country NSW from www.nationalparks.nsw. gov.au/about-npws/stay-up-to-date/Pocket-guide.

Cowra welcomes RV travellers and offers a range of affordable sites and amenities. There is plenty of RV parking at our major attractions. For RV information, visit www.cowratourism.com.au or call in at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre.

Visit the bridge pylon murals

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Ralph & Catherine from Maroochydore, Farleigh Reserve

Picnic and relax along the river

Canoe the Lachlan River

Explore our countryside

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OUR WARTIME LEGACY T

a tale of reconciliation & friendship THE COWRA BREAKOUT

WAR CEMETERIES

At 1.50am on 5 August 1944, over 1000 Japanese prisoners launched a mass escape from the Prisoner of War Campsite. It was the largest prisoner of war breakout in modern military history. 231 Japanese prisoners and four Australian soldiers lost their lives. From this violent beginning, a journey of reconciliation and friendship between the people of Cowra and the nation of Japan has developed and continues to grow.

The Japanese War Cemetery contains the graves of Japanese military personnel who died at the Cowra Prisoner of War Campsite as well as those who died during the attacks on northern Australia. The Cemetery is on land ceded to Japan in 1963 and is the only Japanese War Cemetery outside Japan. The Australian War Cemetery adjoins the Japanese War Cemetery. It contains graves of those servicemen who died at the Cowra Military Training Camp, as well as the four Australian soldiers killed during the 1944 breakout.

POW HOLOGRAM THEATRE Located at the Cowra Visitor Information Centre, this nine minute presentation artfully brings the events of The Cowra Breakout to life, through the eyes of a young local woman, and is a natural place to begin your historical journey in Cowra.

PRISONER OF WAR CAMPSITE The Prisoner of War Campsite ruins are still visible and interpretive signage helps you visualise what once stood in this picturesque part of Cowra. Stand under the replica Guard Tower and an audio presentation further brings the scene to life. Walk or cycle the Garrison Walk that takes you to the Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. You might even spot a kangaroo or two. For further information, contact Cowra Visitor Information Centre on 02 6342 4333.

Australia’s World Peace Bell

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POW Hologram Theatre

AUSTRALIA’S WORLD PEACE BELL Made from melted down coins donated by 106 countries, there are 23 Peace Bells throughout the world. Cowra’s long-standing contribution to world peace and international understanding was recognised by the World Peace Bell Association in 1992. The Cowra Civic Square proudly houses the Bell. Listen to the audio presentation, read the interpretive signage and ring the bell.

EUROPA PARK From 1940–1945, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. In 1949, the site became the Cowra Migrant Camp and was home to about 17,000 European migrants until 1955. A memorial and interpretive signage have been erected in honour of the migrant families of Cowra in Europa Park.

Prisoner of War Campsite

POW HOLOGRAM THEATRE Cowra Visitor Information Centre Gold Coin Donation and open 7 days, 9am–5pm

PRISONER OF WAR CAMPSITE Evans Street, Cowra Free entry and open all hours

WAR CEMETERIES Doncaster Drive, Cowra Free entry and open all hours

AUSTRALIA’S WORLD PEACE BELL Darling Street, Cowra Free entry and open all hours

EUROPA PARK Mid Western Highway Free entry and open all hours

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The Guard Tower at the Prisoner of War Campsite at sunrise

Japanese war grave

Garrison Walk

Other surprises along the Garrison Walk

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JAPANESE GARDEN & CULTURAL CENTRE T

beauty all year round The ultimate tranquil experience, the Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre is a peaceful space in which you can indulge your senses, unwind and enjoy natural beauty all year round. Take the time to explore the 5 hectares of manicured garden, serene lakes and cascading streams with sweeping views of Cowra’s countryside and beyond. Ken Nakajima designed the Kaiyushiki (strolling) garden, to symbolise the Japanese landscape and it is classified by the National Trust as ‘A place of Cultural, Architectural and Historic Significance to be preserved for present and future generations.’ The Japanese Garden is beautiful during all seasons, but is at its best during Spring when the annual Sakura

Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) is held. Thousands of visitors attend Sakura Matsuri each year to celebrate the stunning cherry blossoms and enjoy a variety of Japanese cultural activities and performances. The Cultural Centre showcases exhibitions from a variety of local and regional artists, whilst the two galleries feature an extensive collection of Japanese artworks and artefacts. Feed the Koi carp from the viewing platforms overlooking the lakes, enjoy a meal at the onsite cafe or simply take the time to relax in an authentic open air Tea House. Either way, you will be transported to a place of peace and relaxation.

JAPANESE GARDEN AND CULTURAL CENTRE Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra T 02 6341 2233 E [email protected] www.cowragarden.com.au Step into the unique tranquillity of the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre — a ‘must see’ any time of the year. THE GARDEN Designed to embody the entire landscape of Japan, every bend takes the visitor on a voyage of discovery. The striking hill represents Mount Fuji, manicured hedges cascade across the garden like rolling hills, streams flow like rivers and ponds glisten like inland lakes and the sea. Ponder a moment or feed the Koi. Special features of the garden include a Bonsho bell, traditional Tatami room, an authentic open air tea house, bonsai house, gift shop and cafe. THE CULTURAL CENTRE The Japanese Cultural Centre showcases exhibitions from a variety of local and regional artists and has two galleries featuring an extensive collection of Japanese moveable cultural heritage. SERVICES AVAILABLE • Golf buggies for hire

• Groups welcome

• Education/conference centre

• Pet friendly

• Wedding packages available

• Wheelchair access

Open 7 days from 8.30am — 5pm (excluding Christmas Day). Admission fees apply.

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Cowra Japanese Garden

Open air tea house

Cascading waterfalls

Serene lakes

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ART & CULTURE T

rich and diverse 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.

The Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre showcases exhibitions from a variety of local and regional artists and includes two galleries featuring an extensive collection of Japanese artworks and artifacts of cultural heritage. There are a variety of galleries and art spaces scattered throughout Cowra and Canowindra including cellar door galleries and cafes showcasing the talent of local artists. The Cowra Visitor Information Centre will help you uncover our arts spaces with the latest information on events and exhibitions in our region.

T COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY 77 Darling Street, Cowra T 02 6340 2190 F 02 6340 2191 E [email protected] www.cowraartgallery.com.au The Cowra Regional Art Gallery presents a changing program of outstanding touring and curated exhibitions across a range of visual art forms and contemporary art and craft practices. Public events and educational activities including openings, artists’ talks, school visits and workshops are presented throughout the year in association with the exhibition program. The Gallery is also well known for the Calleen Art Award, a national acquisitive art prize for painting (in any subject). The exhibition of finalists’ works is presented each year from early May to mid June. The Gallery shop offers an extensive range of cards and gifts. The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is a cultural facility of the Cowra Shire Council. The Gallery aims to foster an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts and provide a range of cultural experiences and creative leisure activities for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors alike. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am — 4pm and Sunday 2pm — 4pm Wheelchair access. Free admission. Clockwise from bottom left: 2014 JADA opening (detail), 2012 Archibald Prize regional tour installation view and foyer, Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura installation view and 2016 Calleen Art Award installation entry view.

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RAILWAY TALES T

reminders of our past

The Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre is one of Cowra’s best kept secrets. Only five minutes from the town centre, you can wander through an extraordinary collection of historic engines, carriages and wagons housed at the Cowra Locomotive Depot, which was last operational in 1985. The Lachlan Valley Railway Society Co-op Ltd is a notfor-profit organisation. The volunteers operate the Heritage Centre, as well as maintaining and restoring the massive roundhouse and other historic buildings, gardens, locomotives and rolling stock. This is not a static museum, but a living railway depot where work is carried on in much the same way as it always was albeit on a much smaller scale. You’re welcome to explore the exhibits and enter a number of the carriages that are on display. The sleeping cars, with their beautifully preserved cedar panelling and original fixtures and fittings, evoke memories of a past era of train travel. The collection, buildings and grounds also provide a diverse range of photo opportunities and are sure to delight photographers with stunning shots. Guided tours can be arranged and are recommended as they really bring the site to life, and highlight the strong connection of the railway to the people of Cowra. The Cowra Railway Station is heritage listed and home to the Cowra Antique Vehicle Club who host open days on the first Sunday of each month.

LACHLAN VALLEY RAILWAY 3 Campbell Street, Cowra T 02 6342 4999 E [email protected] www.lvr.com.au Historic locomotives and rolling stock housed at the former Cowra Locomotive Depot and restored roundhouse. Guided tours available. Groups and coach bookings welcome. Open 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day). Admission: voluntary donation.

Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre

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WYANGALA DAM T

nature’s playground

Inland Waters Holiday Parks Wyangala Waters is the perfect location to relax and unwind with family and friends. Spend a week, weekend or simply a day and enjoy all that this stunning park has to offer. Wyangala is located a short distance from Cowra, with the option of a picturesque drive via the villages of either Darbys Falls or Woodstock. The dam, when at capacity, is 2.5 times the size of Sydney Harbour, and offers the ideal space to enjoy water sports of all types, boating, fishing, canoeing as well as a dedicated area for swimming with sandy banks for you to relax and enjoy the sunshine. There are also numerous bush trails for hiking and mountain bike riding where you can enjoy the bush, with plenty of native birds and wildlife. Fishermen of all ages can hope to catch Trout, Silver Perch, Yellow Belly, Cat Fish, Murray Cod and more. Regular fishing competitions attract a crowd with visitors and locals all welcome. Inland Waters Holiday Parks Wyangala Waters offers something for all the family throughout the year. Come and experience all that Wyangala has to offer. Visit for the day, or stay for a night or three!

Camping with a view

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ACCOMMODATION AND SERVICES INCLUDE: • Bungalows and Cabins • Grassy powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites • Back water camping for those wanting to venture into the stunning bushland • Picnic and BBQ facilities • General Store for fuel, take-away meals and basic necessities

2891 Reg Hailstone Way, Wyangala Dam T 02 6345 0877 F 02 6345 0897 E [email protected] www.inlandwaters.com.au

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Wyangala Dam, the second oldest irrigation dam in New South Wales

WYANGALA COUNTRY CLUB Sixth Avenue, Wyangala T 02 6345 0855 E [email protected] www.wyangalacountryclub.com.au The home of good sports. Open 7 days a week. Wyangala Bistro open for lunch Saturday and Sunday, dinner Friday to Sunday, other days by arrangement, weekly specials. 9 hole golf course. Bowling green. Tennis courts. Annual events including June fireworks.

Fun on water

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SHOP, DINE & STAY T

time for a little indulgence Shopping in Cowra is as it should be - relaxed, easy and plenty of parking. Cowra boasts a variety of retail options to choose from, all with that special country style and friendly service. Cowra also offers you an array of dining experiences, from fine dining in our award winning restaurants, to cosy cafes and country pubs, many of which feature our fine regional produce direct from paddock to plate.

Cowra’s warm days and dry, late summers allow our vignerons to grow superior grape varieties and produce high quality, award winning wines. Meet the wine makers at our cellar doors and uncover the beautifully crafted wines of Cowra, Canowindra and countryside. When staying in and around Cowra, there is a great range of quality accommodation on offer to cater for every taste and budget.

UNEARTHED HOMEWARES Shop 4, 37 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6341 4161 www.unearthedhomewares.com We offer an ever changing range of premium and affordable lifestyle products, including gorgeous art, furniture, cushions and rugs. Stocking brands such as Papaya, Armadillo & Co and much more. Open Wednesday to Friday 10am — 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am — 12.30pm or by appointment.

BREAKOUT BRASSERIE CAFE

THE CLOSET

5/37 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 4555

Shop 2, 37 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 2478 www.theclosetcowra.com.au

Vibrant cafe serving breakfast, gourmet lunches, a range of teas and freshly ground Bill’s Beans coffee. Dine in air conditioned

Great country service with fabulous

comfort or enjoy alfresco dining under the grapevines in the

brands including Yarra Trail, Marco Polo,

relaxed courtyard. Fresh and local is the focus with gluten-free

Gordon Smith, Philosophy, Pingpong,

options. Catering for corporate or private functions available.

Jump, Foil, Namastai and Toorallie.

Open Monday to Friday 8.30am — 4.30pm

Catering for sizes 8 to 22.

Saturday 8.30am — 1.30pm

Open Monday to Friday 10am — 5pm Saturday 9am — 2pm

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DYNAMIC TRAVEL GROUP

UPPER CUTS HAIR DESIGN

Shop 1, 37 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 4000 E [email protected] www.dynamictravel.com.au

Shop 3, 37 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 3424

Cafes and catchups

Shop

Dine

Stay

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BO & REE BOUTIQUE

COWRA PATCHWORK

127 Kendal Street, Cowra (The Ilfracombe & Co building) T 02 6342 5859 E [email protected] www.boandree.com.au

Shop 2, 119 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 3854 E [email protected] • Large range of discounted patchwork

Bo & Ree boutique is located in the glass conservatory of the

fabric and haberdashery

Ilfracombe & Co building at the top of town. Opening its doors

• DMC threads

in 2016, Bo & Ree houses iconic fashion labels such as Cooper

• Sit and sew classes

Street, Mavi, Finders Keepers and Christian Paul.

• Authorised Janome dealer

Delivering high end fashion to the country, Bo & Ree has set itself amongst the top fashion houses in the Central West. It is the perfect place to indulge in retail therapy after a coffee at

• Buttons and ribbons • Cross stitch and tapestries • Always friendly service

the Ilfracombe & Co Cafe. Bo & Ree is home to all things that

10% discount for seniors on purchases over $20.

epitomize style, uniqueness and cutting edge.

Open Monday to Friday 9am—5pm, Saturday 9am—12.30pm

AUSTRALIANA CORNER 1 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6341 3350 E [email protected] www.australianacorner.com.au Australiana Corner has been operating in Cowra for 18 years selling a wide range of products including Ugg boots, sheep skin products, gifts and souvenirs. New owners Russell and Donna offer old fashioned customer service and quality products. Open 5 1/2 days a week.

STYLE FOR WOMEN 1/58–60 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 1030 M 0423 408 092 E [email protected] www.styleforwomen.com.au Style For Women stocks an extensive range of women’s fashion,

TONY MOONEY ANTIQUES 14 Redfern Street, Cowra T 02 6342 2393 M 0409 455 327 E [email protected]

jewellery and accessories in a fresh and newly renovated shop front in the main street of Cowra. Featuring Australian labels such as Vigorella, Valia, Wish and Sass & Fate, Style For Women strive to offer stylish, comfortable and affordable fashion for

KALARI WINES & CELLAR DOOR

Women from everyday to after five wear. Complete your outfits with a unique selection of accessories, footwear, bags and exclusive range of Simply Silver jewellery. For your one stop shop in women’s fashion – make it Style For Women.

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120 Carro Park Road, Cowra T 02 6342 1465 M 0414 630 390 E [email protected] www.kalariwines.com.au

THE QUARRY RESTAURANT & CELLAR DOOR

7191 Lachlan Valley Way, Cowra (Boorowa Rd) T 02 6342 3650 E [email protected] www.thequarryrestaurant.com.au Lunch and wine tastings Thursday to Sunday from 10am. Dinner Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm and other times by appointment. Enjoy a glass or two of Cowra’s finest wines whilst sampling regional food prepared by chefs Paul and Anne Loveridge in a beautiful garden setting amongst the vines. Reviewed and recommended by the SMH Good Food Guide four years running.

ILFRACOMBE & CO

Coffee is the main attraction but with items such as gourmet breakfast rolls, fresh cakes and beautiful sandwiches, the Ilfracombe

127 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 6779 Ilfracombe & Co is situated in an iconic heritage house located at the top of town. Ilfracombe & Co is a multi facet lifestyle destination that

& Co menu reads like a list of Sydney’s biggest food trends. Spend your afternoons lazing in the sun drenched courtyard. When you step inside the cafe, the heritage building has been restored to its old fashioned charm with contemporary features. Ilfracombe Cafe has respect for heritage, devotion to quality, a love of style, plenty of

houses diverse creative enterprises including retail, creative, beauty

innovation and unique creations.

and food. Ilfracombe & Co Cafe is packed with charm, heritage

Open Tuesday to Friday 8.30am — 5pm and Saturday 9am — 3pm.

frontage and a lovely outdoor area.

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CIRCA 1935 1 Edward Square, Greenethorpe T 02 6343 6221 M 0419 614 535 E [email protected] www.circa1935.com.au Stepping back in time never tasted so good! Cafe | Guest House | Gift Shop Open Monday to Friday 9am — 5pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am — 3pm

COWRA SERVICES CLUB COWRA BOWLING CLUB

101 Brisbane Street, Cowra T 02 6342 1144 F 02 6341 1174 E [email protected] www.cowraservicesclub.net.au Peregrines Brasserie is the ideal venue to enjoy a delicious

27 Vaux Street, Cowra Club 02 6342 1836 Restaurant 02 6342 3084 www.cowrabowlingclub.com.au

family meal, a quick bite to eat or even a relaxing coffee with friends. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and Sundays

HONG KONG CHINESE RESTAURANT

for breakfast. Function and Conference facilities available. New 30 room motel (see advertisement on page 21 for details).

130 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 4088 E [email protected] www.hkchinesecowra.com

Markets GALORE

Stalls are packed with local arts and crafts, homewares, jewellery and leathergoods. Sample local-made gourmet produce which feature a wide range of tastebud delights. COWRA COMMUNITY MARKETS Every third Saturday COWRA MONTHLY MARKETS Every third Saturday GOOLOOGONG LOG CABIN MARKETS Every second Sunday MOORBEL MARKETS, CANOWINDRA Every first Saturday

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WELCOME TO ECONO LODGE ALABASTER

...a 3½ star property approximately 1km east of the Post Office, the Econo Lodge offers a quiet location and friendly atmosphere with the best views in town! It’s only a 10 minute walk to Cowra’s local clubs, restaurants and shops. The motel consists of 16 rooms, six standard, five deluxe, two executive king rooms, two 2-bedroom units; and one wheelchair friendly room. All rooms have whisper quiet Daiken reverse cycle air-conditioning, electric blankets, tea/ coffee making facilities, Foxtel, refrigerator, microwave, complimentary wireless broadband, direct dial phones and ironing equipment. All rooms are also non-smoking, however ashtrays have been provided in convenient locations outdoors. The deluxe units, set well back from the road, are elevated, very spacious and open onto a large balcony offering picturesque rural views. The bedrooms have queen size beds and a single bed, all with 42” plasma TVs, electric blankets, table, chairs and a sofa. The comfortable standard rooms have a queen size bed or a double and a single bed, all with 26” digital LCD TVs and electric blankets. Every room has undercover vehicle parking and is perfect for car and motorcycle club activities. Extra parking is also available for trailers and large vehicles Book online through our website - no booking or cancellation fees.

20-22 Lynch Street, Cowra 2794 GPS: -33.832683, 148.700718 Tel: 02 6342 3133

RENOVATED ROOMS EVENING MEALS 7 DAY ROOM SERVICE COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET

RESERVATIONS: 1800 455 475 Email: [email protected]

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COWRA MOTOR INN

• 25 rooms all with reverse cycle air conditioning • Family units available

3 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 2011 E [email protected] www.cowramotorinn.com.au Nestled just off the main street you will find us in a quiet and easy to access location. Restaurants and the main shopping strip are all only five minutes walking distance and we are just across

• Pool • Dining room and room service breakfasts • Free Wi-Fi • 24 hour check in system Whether it’s an overnight stay or a couple of days to explore the

the road from one of the main sports ovals in town.

region, we make sure your stay is memorable for the right reasons.

BREAKOUT MOTEL

• One of Cowra’s newest motels • 17 luxury ground floor units

181–183 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 6111 E [email protected] www.breakoutmotel.com.au

• Spa suite • Two bedroom suites • Deluxe suites • Large LCD flat screen TVs • Room service — breakfast and dinner, 7 days • Wireless internet • Foxtel • Central location • Reverse cycle air conditioning.

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COUNTRYMAN MOTOR INN AND LICENSED RESTAURANT 164 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 3177 M 0477 959 988 E [email protected] www.cowramotel.com.au

• Excellent Wi-Fi coverage – secure and fast wireless internet connectivity. • Easy parking – bus, truck and trailer parking on-site. • Easy access room and interconnecting rooms. • Well made Australian breakfast and the full range of our restaurant menu available via room service. RESTAURANT

ACCOMMODATION

The Countryman invites you to enjoy our hearty rural meals made

Good old-fashioned country hospitality and affordable

with locally sourced ingredients. Our pleasant and quiet surroundings

motel rooms featuring the following amenities:

will keep you coming back as will our friendly staff.

COWRA SERVICES CLUB MOTEL 105–111 Brisbane Street, Cowra T 02 6341 1999 E [email protected] www.cscmotel.com.au ‘Convenience & Comfort where you expect to find it, along with exceptional service’ Built in 2015 just a block from the Main Street, the Cowra Services Club Motel is centrally located and close to most of Cowra’s popular tourist attractions. A beautiful, quiet motel consisting of 30 superbly appointed rooms that have been thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. • Various room configurations including king, queen and single, Retreat Suite, family rooms and twin shares. • Large TVs with Foxtel • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Secure off-street parking • Disability access rooms • Our Retreat Suite offers king cloud bed, lounge area, balcony along with free-standing bath tub and rainfall shower featured in the bathroom. Cowra Services Club is open for lunch and dinner. Room service and continental breakfast are available to rooms.

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COWRA HOLIDAY PARK

10256 Mid Western Highway, (Sydney Road) Cowra T 02 6342 2666 E [email protected] www.cowraholidaypark.com.au Cowra Holiday Park located east of Cowra in a rural setting, is the perfect location for a weekend away or an overnight stop on your travels or family holiday. The park caters for caravans, motor homes, buses and 5th wheelers or campers can pitch a tent, with large powered, unpowered and ensuite sites. For those seeking accommodation, the park offers a range of self contained 1 and 2 bedroom cabins ranging from studio cabins to family cabins as well as a bunkhouse which sleeps 12. Group bookings welcome. PARK FACILITIES • Heated indoor pool • Drive through and ensuite sites

• Large covered ‘Goods Shed’ BBQ area (with open fire pit) – a great gathering place for groups

• Shady grass sites for tents

• Pet friendly (conditions apply)

• Guest laundry

• Children’s playground

• Camp kitchen

• Small kiosk.

• Dump point

COWRA VAN PARK

The Park offers a range of self-contained ensuite cabins and a variety of sites including concrete slab, grass and drive through

2a Lachlan Street, Cowra T 02 6340 2110 E [email protected] www.cowravanpark.com.au ‘Cowra Van Park — that relaxing spot by the river’ Cowra Van Park is located on the bank of the picturesque Lachlan River only 100 metres from the main shopping precinct and central to all the attractions that Cowra has to offer.

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that accommodate caravans, motorhomes, camping, big rigs and 5th wheelers. Park facilities include modern clean amenities, camp kitchen, free electric BBQs, dump point, coin operated laundry, accessible bathroom and complimentary WiFi. Cowra Van Park is proud to be a pet friendly park. The Cowra Van Park is the ideal spot for you to relax, unwind and discover Cowra.

COUNTRY GARDENS MOTOR INN

SOVEREIGN INN

75 Grenfell Road, Cowra T 02 6341 1100 F 02 6341 1139 E [email protected] www.cowracountrygardensmotel.com.au

15–19 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 1055 F 02 6341 2930 E [email protected] www.sovereigninns.com.au

Located at the edge of town on acreage, Country Gardens

Sovereign Inn is centrally located in the main street of Cowra

is the perfect place to relax and unwind. 18 luxurious, clean,

and offers 35 ground floor rooms — queen, twin and family

comfortable, ground floor units. Park at your door. Off street

accommodation — all with ensuites, air conditioning, fridge, tea/

parking for coaches and trucks. Rooms inc. family suites (2

coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi and flat screen digital TVs. Breakfast

bedrooms), spa suites, executive suites (king beds and bath/

is available to guests 7 days a week. A swimming pool is a

shower), deluxe queen suites, disabled suites and some smoking

feature of the enclosed garden courtyard and there is ample

suites. Facilities include breakfast room service, free Wi-Fi, R/C

parking outside the rooms as well as space for larger vehicles

air con and electric blankets, pool, tea/coffee facilities and wide

and trailers. The motel incorporates Furphy’s Brassiere, open for

screen TVs (16 Channels).

dinner Wednesday to Saturday. Group bookings welcome.

AALANA MOTOR INN

COWRA CREST MOTEL

161 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6341 1177 E [email protected] www.aalanamotorinn.com.au

133 Kendal Street, Cowra T 02 6342 2799 E [email protected] www.cowracrestmotel.com.au

• Great hot showers • Fully air conditioned • Large family rooms • New king and queen beds • Free Wi-Fi • Trip advisor 2015–16 winner

Winner of the Star Ratings Gold List Award 2016 – Placed Number 10 in Central NSW. Family operated and owned. Clean, quiet accommodation in the heart of Cowra. Spacious rooms with new furniture and beds. Very quiet Daikin Spit System Air Conditioners in each room. 12 easy access ground floor units with parking at your front door. Fully equipped kitchenettes . Microwave ovens in each room. Free Wi-Fi. Foxtel entertainment package. Supermarket and liquor store situated out our back gate. Two club bistros and other eateries within a 3 minute walk. CBD shops 100 metres from our motel.

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PARADISE

This deceptively large home spans three levels comprising ground floor living room with wood burner, kitchen, cellar, shower room and

88–90 Macquarie Street, Cowra T 02 6342 4333 E [email protected]

laundry. Upstairs there is a substantial formal dining room, sunroom and bathroom along with five generous bedrooms configured to offer two queen, two double and two king single sized beds that complete this wonderful home.

This magnificent historic Cowra home was built in 1883. ‘Paradise’

It is located between Cowra town centre and the Japanese Garden

benefits from a homely ambience and takes full advantage of its

and Visitors Centre which are a pleasant stroll away. The sheer

elevated position on Bellevue Hill being located at the northern end

size means it is a house for all seasons and caters for a wide range

of Macquarie Street providing commanding westerly views over the

of events. Whether a country weekend getaway or a large family

Lachlan Valley.

reunion or function ‘Paradise’ offers an ideal meeting point where people can come together under one roof.

131 KENDAL | SERVICED APARTMENTS

STOKE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST – TEAPOTS CAFE

131 Kendal Street, Cowra M 0428 697 884 E [email protected] www.accommodationcowra.com.au

12 Naylor Street, Carcoar T 02 6367 3235 M 0428 287 828 E [email protected] www.stokehousecarcoar.com

Stylish, two bedroom serviced apartments with lounge and fully

SPEND TOMORROW IN YESTERDAY

equipped kitchen. Located in the CBD within close proximity to

Relax in the past in our heritage rooms which date back to the

Cowra’s attractions, dining and shopping precincts.

1870s. Our rooms are perfectly restored with modern ensuites.

Only 100m from the Art Gallery, Peace Bell and Civic Centre and walking distance to the Japanese Garden. Linen is included. Perfect location whether staying one night or one week.

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There are two guest lounge rooms and private dining room. Our balcony has the best views of the village. Just passing through? Teapots Cafe has great coffee, snacks and meals, all enjoyed in the cafe or our tranquil garden. Stroll through two acres of our beautiful garden where pets are welcome. Make Stoke House your home whilst you’re here.

VINEYARD MOTEL

BLUE GUM FARM

42 Chardonnay Road, Cowra T 02 6342 3641 E [email protected] www.vineyardmotel.com.au

22 Andersons Lane, Cowra T 02 6342 4333 E [email protected] Relax in this recently refurbished farm

Multi award winning hospitality 4kms along Boorowa Road. Extremely quiet. Complimentary continental breakfast. Just 6 spacious rooms – queen beds. Wide verandas, amazing views. Licensed – beer and local wines. Wi-Fi. Pool.

house ideal for large groups. • 7 bedrooms • 3.5 bathrooms • Close to town • Pool and tennis court

Guest BBQ. Pets most welcome.

CIVIC MOTOR INN

BREAKAWAY APARTMENTS

Olympic Highway (Young Road), Cowra T 02 6341 1753 E [email protected] www.civicmotorinn.com.au

6 Railway Street, Cowra T 02 6342 2076 M 0417 333 105 E [email protected] www.breakawayapartments.com.au

The Civic Motor Inn is set on four acres

Breakaway Serviced Apartments offer

of landscaped gardens, located off the

irresistible boutique-style one and two

highway in a quiet location.

bedroom serviced accommodation.

· 26 ground floor units

Conveniently located within walking

· Caters for buses and large groups

distance of the Cowra CBD and many

· Saltwater swimming pool

boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.

· Fully licensed restaurant

SLEEP IN OUR VINEYARD

BROOKS HERTZ CAR RENTAL

Tinnies at Back Creek Vineyard T 02 6342 9251 M 0427 031 964 E [email protected] www.tinniesatbackcreekvineyard.com.au

56–60 Redfern Street, Cowra T 02 6341 2563 or 02 6938 6000 E [email protected] www.hertz.com.au

COWRA WAR MUSEUM

OCHRE ARCH FARM TOURS

10291 Mid Western Highway, Cowra M 0409 659 222 E [email protected] www.hek.com.au

761 Goodes Lane, Pinnacle (via Grenfell) M 0425 760 596 E [email protected] www.ochrearch.com.au

IDEAL TOURS

FLY OZ

T 02 6342 1797 M 0412 818 715 E [email protected] www.idealtours.com.au

Airport Road, Cowra T 02 6342 1812 E [email protected] www.flyoz.com.au

Specialising in small group tours. Travel in style in air-conditioned mini bus or

Make the most of your time in Cowra by

coaster. Available for personalised wine

joining the Fly Oz company for a unique

tours, charter tours, shuttle service and

and memorable flight-seeing experience.

Cowra tour guide service.

From winding rivers to Wyangala Dam,

For bookings and enquiries please phone Allan Vorias.

Cowra’s timeless landscape will take your breath away.

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CANOWINDRA T

our little gem

Canowindra (pronounced ca-noun-dra) is just 33 kms north of Cowra, about 20 minutes by car, and a destination well worth driving to.

For visitors and locals alike, Canowindra provides a walk back in time with historic buildings, beautifully restored shops, guesthouses and country pubs and cellar doors.

The historic main street, Gaskill Street, has featured in a number of Australian movies. At the end of the main street is the Age of Fishes Museum, home to an incredible collection of 360 million year old fish fossils, as well as being the Visitor Information Centre and gift shop.

Today you can find shops in Canowindra filled with old wares, modern gifts and homewares, boutique clothing, and art galleries alongside cafes serving great coffee, meals and local wine tastings. TO MURGA

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#visitcowra #thegreatescape

Canowindra, the Balloon Capital of Australia (© Noel Butcher 2015)

Take to the skies (© Noel Butcher 2015)

Relax with a coffee

Vibrant music and art

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SAFFI

FINN’S STORE

68 Gaskill Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 2888 M 0427 548 891 E [email protected]

35 Gaskill Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1638 M 0418 259 868 E [email protected]

Individual style for women of all ages

Fast becoming the premier food, wine,

and shapes. Saffi provides a welcoming

coffee, art and gift store of the Central

and comfortable space for women to find

West. Enjoy a glass of wine in our fully

something special that suits your taste

licensed cafe and browse the ‘Ducks Back’

and budget. Saffi loves colour and shape,

Studio Gallery. Available for function hire.

so you’re bound to find something special.

Open Thursday to Sunday 9.30am — 4pm.

Sizes range 8—24.

DELI LAMA

TASTE CANOWINDRA

87 Gaskill Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1006 M 0450 122 266

42 Ferguson Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 2332 E [email protected] www.tastecanowindra.com.au

Deli Lama offers the best in coffee, • Star Cellar Door Award Winner 2015

light meals, deli items and service.

and 2016 by Gourmet Traveler WINE

Enjoy friendly, personal service in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

• Tastings: 50 wines from 8 vineyards

With a wide selection of focaccias,

• Restaurant: Trip Advisor 4.6 stars. Certificates of Excellence 2014–16.

quiches, cakes and slices as well as

• International artists perform regularly

more hearty pastas and curries.

• Open 7 days

DELICE COFFEE

PINNAROO ESTATE WINES

18 Tilga Street, Canowindra E [email protected] www.delicecoffee.com.au

M 0447 904 369 E [email protected] www.pinnaroowines.com.au

Coffee roasters and cafe.

Hand grown, hand picked, hand crafted.

CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE See the magic and spectacle as over 20 hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April. Over a seven day period, the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge has become a must-see event for visitors and locals alike. The highlight is the Balloon Glow and night markets where you will enjoy local produce, wine, crafts and entertainment culminating in a magnificent visual display as the balloons light up synchronised to music in the dark. For more details visit www.canowindrachallenge.org.au

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PERENNIALLE PLANTS

The garden has been designed to display the plants throughout the seasons and is constantly changing. The layout and plant selection

52 Rodd Street, Canowindra M 0427 077 798 E [email protected] www.perennialle.com.au

offer plenty of inspiration and ideas. Visits by individuals, garden clubs and groups are welcome and entry to the garden is free. The gorgeous garden shop stocks high quality garden tools, giftware, rustic items and designer homewares, all sourced for their beauty and practicality. The nursery, garden and shop are open Wednesday

Perennialle Plants in Canowindra is a unique nursery offering a rare

and Saturday from 10am to 4pm and at other times by appointment.

collection of frost and drought tolerant shrubs, perennials, and other

Perennialle Plants is also an online nursery. Our website offers

plants; sourced from around the world and grown on site. The garden is a delight to stroll through and showcases the nursery’s plants.

plants and garden tools for mail order delivery. Plants are carefully packaged and posted weekly.

CANOWINDRA TRADING POST

AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM

46–50 Ferguson Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1529 F 02 6344 1135 E [email protected] www.canowindratradingpost.com.au

Corner of Gaskill St and Ferguson Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1008 E [email protected] www.ageoffishes.org.au

Wander through the two floors of the Canowindra Trading Post.

Long before the dinosaurs, the mighty rivers of the Central West

Enjoy the ambience created by the eclectic mix of old and new.

teamed with bizarre, ancient fishes – fish with armour shells, fish with lungs and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles.

Antique furniture, homewares, gifts, lamps, jewellery, garden

Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give us

features.

a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period – the ‘Age

Light meals and refreshments available. Enjoy the tranquil garden and a LAVAZZA Coffee. Open 7 days 8am — 5pm.

of Fishes’. Come face to face with 360 million year old fossils and discover what lies beneath your backyard... Open 10am — 4pm every day of the year (except Christmas day).

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ROSNAY ORGANIC 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra T 1300 767629 M 0428 667 317 E [email protected] www.rosnay.com.au Visit Rosnay — the Statham family’s pioneering organic farm producing award winning wines, olives, olive oil and figs — at any time by appointment. Give us a call to arrange a personalised tour and tasting or visit our website. Book our

TOMS WATERHOLE WINES & BALLOON JOY FLIGHTS

farmstay accommodation.

752 Longs Corner Road, Canowindra T 02 6344 1819 E [email protected] www.balloonjoyflights.com.au

GARDNERS GROUND WINES

TOMS WATERHOLE WINES Boutique, family owned winery. Makers of wine to enjoy with

444 Rivers Road, Canowindra T 02 6344 3135 M 0427 103 901 E [email protected] www.gardnersground.com.au

food. Ploughman’s lunches, woodfired pizzas, espresso coffee. Open for groups (bookings essential).

We run an organically certified vineyard

Cellar door open 10am – 4pm daily.

producing very affordable organic

BALLOON JOY FLIGHTS The region’s most experienced balloon flight operator. Early morning, champagne balloon flights. Group discounts and gift certificates available.

wines including ‘No Added Preservative’ varieties. All our wines are available for tasting and purchase at Taste Canowindra which is open 7 days a week.

WALLINGTON WINES

GRANTHAM HOUSE B&B

82 Lawrences Road, Canowindra T 02 6344 7153 E [email protected] www.wallingtonwines.com.au

33 Rodd Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 2390 M 0419 010 564 E [email protected] www.granthamhouse.com.au

Visit the unique strawbale winery and

The perfect accommodation for a sublime

taste organically certified olive oil and

getaway. The house boasts three stylish

wines or stay at The Winery Cottage,

bedrooms, private lounge and formal

overlooking the vineyard with sweeping

dining rooms all with wonderful old charm.

views of the Lachlan Valley. Winery tours.

Private in-house dining from a seasonal

Hands on winemaking experience.

gourmet menu pre-ordered is also

Open by appointment.

available. Pet friendly.

CANOWINDRA RIVERVIEW MOTEL

TILGA GUEST STAY

3 Tilga Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1633 E [email protected] www.canowindrariverviewmotel.com.au

4307 Belubula Way, Canowindra T 02 6344 1257 M 0409 050 401 E [email protected] www.tilga.com.au

We are located opposite the local

Peaceful and elegant, Tilga is situated

swimming pool and a short stroll to the

within a picturesque property only

historical main street. Queen beds, R/C

1km from Canowindra. 1 queen + 2 twin

a/c, electric blankets, fridge, microwave

bedrooms. Bathrooms and ensuite.

and complimentary Wi-Fi. Riverview

Spacious living and dining. Fully equipped

Cottage has 4 bedrooms, cooking facilities.

kitchen. Continental breakfast. Reverse cycle aircon. Verandah with views.

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EVERVIEW RETREAT – LUXURY STONE COTTAGES

MONTROSE HOUSE AT RIVERBANK

72 Cultowa Lane, Canowindra T 02 6344 3116 M 0428 281 401 E [email protected] www.everview.com.au

71 Gaskill Street, Canowindra M 0450 122 266 www.mhcanowindra.com.au

Everview is located a short drive from Cowra and Canowindra and

Montrose House is a rare gem. This majestic old bank building has

offers beautifully appointed luxury cottages made from stone from the property. If you are looking for the ultimate in privacy, luxury, self-catering and million dollar views, Everview Retreat is the perfect choice. Our multiple award winning cottages are fully equipped with luxurious appointments, accommodating up to 20 guests. The aquatic centre has a heated in ground pool, 8-person hot tub, games room, BBQ and pizza oven for your enjoyment.

been lovingly restored into a lavishly appointed function venue and bed and breakfast. Montrose House offers two sumptuous bedrooms decorated with classic furnishings and fine linen. The venue features two private dining rooms and a dining terrace overlooking the manicured courtyard garden. This venue will add a touch of glamour to your next special occasion. Fine dining, tapas and high teas are all available. Select from a variety of menus. Available by bookings only for groups of 10 or more people.

THE OLD VIC INN HISTORIC GUESTHOUSE

EDDYS OF CANOWINDRA

56 Gaskill Street, Canowindra T 02 6344 1009 F 02 6344 1001 E [email protected] www.oldvicinn.com.au

13 Tilga Street, Canowindra M 0498 729 947 E [email protected] www.eddysofcanowindra.com.au

An award winning historic guesthouse built in the early 1900s

• Historically restored convent

situated in the picturesque main street of Canowindra. B&B

• Accommodation for groups of 2–32 people

accommodation with a true country feel, 15 beautiful heritage

• 10 bedrooms (4 with ensuites) and disabled facilities

family rooms most with ensuites and king beds. Late Victorian

• Reverse cycle A/C in all rooms

architecture including iron-laced verandahs, grand staircase, high

• Full commercial kitchen

ceilings and polished floors. Perfect for romantic weekends away,

• BBQ and huge back deck

family getaways, conferences and special occasions. Complete

• Dining room and lounge room

the experience by dining at our à la carte restaurant and sample

• Off-street parking for cars and coaches

exquisite fresh cuisine prepared from locally sourced produce.

• Easy walk to town centre

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ATTRACTIONS INDEX

STREET INDEX Acacia Cct Allambie Pl Amaroo Av Argoon St Argoon St West Baronga St Bartlett Av Belmore St Berowra St Binni Creek Rd Binni St Bligh St Boorowa Rd Bourke St Bramall St Brisbane Av Brisbane St Brougham St Bulkhead Rd Burgundy St Campbell St Canowindra Rd Carleton St Carob Bean Av College Dr Comerford St Commelia Rd Coota St Cooyal St Courallie St Cowra Rd Daly St Darbys Falls Rd Darling Av Darling St Dawson Dr Dollar St Doncaster Dr Dowell St Dungaleer St Echuca Pl Elizabeth Av Eucalypt Cl Eulo St Eulo St West Evans St Farm Rd Fishburn St Fitzroy Av Fitzroy St Flint St Glenlogan Rd Gower Hardy Cct Grenfell Rd Guards Pl Haig St Hanna St Hartley St Harvest Cct Hassan St Henderson St Hermitage St Hillside Tce Holman Pl Hood St Ina St Kanangra St Karinya St Kendal St

F3 F4 G4 F10 F10 F10 F8 D6 G5 G3 H7 F6 D8 C4 C9 F11 F9 F9 B11 E3 G10 F3 G8 E9 H8 F5 B7 E7 D5 F10 B8 E7 H9 F11 G8 C12 G11 F1 F4 F10 F5 F4 F3 F11 F11 F3 J3 B11 G11 G9 F4 B3 F2 C8 G2 C9 G6 B10 E4 B8 F7 E3 D3 G6 C5 F8 G4 G5 E8

Keswick St Kiah Pl Kibbler St Kite St Kooralla Wk Lachlan St Lachlan Valley Wy Lee St Leigh St Len Whiteley Dr Liverpool St Logan St London Dr Lyall St Lynch St Macassar St Macquarie St Main St Mees St Mid Western Hwy Mulyan St Myall St Nambucca Cct Nangar St Neila La Neila St Nelson St Newcombe St North Logan Rd North St Olympic Hwy Parkes St Phillips St Pinot St Pitt St Pridham St Ranken St Railway St Redfern St Ribands Wy River Park Rd Sakura Av Scenic Dr Shelley St Shepherd Av Shiraz St Short St Showground La Side St Smith St Stewart St Sydney Rd Taragala St Taronga Dr Thomas St Vaux St Victor St Vineyard Dr Wahroonga St Walker St Yarrabilly Dr Waratah St Watt St Waugoola St Wellington St Whitby St William St Wollowra St Young Rd

E7 G6 F6 E7 F4 E7 D12 D6 D10 G6 E7 D5 G5 B9 J7 E6 F8 J7 D10 H8 C5 E6 F5 C5 F10 F10 E6 F6 B4 J7 B11 F9 F7 E3 F6 B3 B10 G8 E7 C8 A6 H5 G7 D8 F2 D3 H7 C8 D11 E7 D5 J7 E10 F4 G11 E8 D5 D4 E4 B9 F6 B10 D6 E6 E6 F11 C9 D4 D9

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POW Hologram Theatre

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Cowra Rose Garden

D8

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Soldiers Memorial Avenue

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Lone Pine Park/Bridge Pylons Murals

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Squire Park

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Australia’s World Peace Bell

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Cowra Regional Art Gallery

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Bellevue Hill & Scenic Lookout

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Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre G6

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Prisoner of War Campsite and Garrison Walk

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War Cemeteries

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Garrison Gates

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Europa Park/Cowra War Museum

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Cowra Bowling Club

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Cowra Golf Club

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Cowra Services Club

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Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre

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T Acknowledgment Cowra Tourism Corporation wishes to thank the local businesses who advertised, making this project possible. Special mention and thanks to Margaret Hogan of Red Moon Creative for her professionalism in delivering this project. Thank you also to Robyn Coffey for working with us and providing our Welcome. Cowra Tourism Corporation also acknowledges the significant support provided by Cowra Council. Disclaimer Information contained in this brochure is supplied by individual operators and images have been used with permission. Every endeavour has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this publication as at August 2016. Cowra Tourism Corporation, their employees, contractors and agents cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of the information and images or errors contained herein. All images are copyright of their respective owners and may not be used in any form without the appropriate permission. Cover image SandraD Imagery – © Sandra Dann 2016

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