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Cowra Visitor Information Centre

Olympic Park | Corner Mid Western Highway and Olympic Highway, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
+61 2 6342 4333
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Spent some time here as it has some interesting local history to see. The staff where very helpful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
StephenF605
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Melbourne, Australia
Excellent Information Centre

Great place to start an Orange holiday. Staff extremely helpful, with a special call out to Susan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil O
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Sydney, Australia
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The Cowra Visitor Information Centre is an essential first stop for visitors to the Cowra region. Our centre is home to 'Claire' the local girl who tells her personal account of the Cowra Breakout through a fascinating hologram presentation. The hologram is a free theatre and continues to be as popular as ever with the 60,000 plus visitors our friendly team welcome each year. Our centre is your one stop shop for local & regional information, maps, local produce, craft and now proudly over 40 varieties of local Cowra region wine. Why not select a bottle of award winning wine and some local produce to enjoy during your stay or better still, allow us to customise a hamper of local produce for you to enjoy during your stay.
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Olympic Park | Corner Mid Western Highway and Olympic Highway, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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+61 2 6342 4333
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent some time here as it has some interesting local history to see. The staff where very helpful and friendly.

Thank StephenF605
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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves on presenting Cowra's history, producers and attractions in an interesting and informative way. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to start an Orange holiday. Staff extremely helpful, with a special call out to Susan, who gave us an excellent day trip itinerary. The museum exhibition featuring a history of food in the Orange region was fascinating. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hologram was fantastic as were displays. Pop in and visit to find out about the local history. Great information centre with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Thank Michelle R
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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the wonderful POW Hologram, we pride ourselves on being as informative and helpful as possible. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm Regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learnt a lot about the history of the Cowra Prisoner of War Prison from a truly remarkable hologram. All children should learn this type of Australian history.

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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our POW Hologram. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hologram show about the POW breakout is outstanding. The best I've ever seen. The staff are friendly and helpful, and were more than happy to spend time with us suggesting places to visit and explore.. They also have a number of local products and...More

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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful POW Hologram. We pride ourselves on presenting Cowra's history, producers and attractions in an interesting and informative way. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff here are very helpful and the hologram show about the POW break-out is well worth seeing. You can buy local produce and wines here. Worth the visit.

Thank ericandmarg
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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, we pride ourselves on presenting the very best that our region has to offer. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

A great Information Centre with excellent exhibitions and all the detail you need about Cowra, the history and the surrounds. Plenty of parking and next to a good coffee shop - it's well worth a visit!

Thank Milena R
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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our Visitor Centre, we pride ourselves on being as informative and helpful as possible. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

All the information you will need to know what there is to see & do in Cowra.The hologram show on the japanese pows was amazing.More

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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our centre. We pride ourselves on displaying information on our wonderful town and its history accurately and in an interesting way. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

The Visitor Centre is in a very busy part of Cowra with other shops around it. The Holographic presentation depicting the 'Cowra Breakout' and its human stories is impressive. The subsequent establishment of Cowra as a peace centre gives extra poignancy. There are lots of...More

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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the POW Hologram our wonderful staff, and the local produce on display. Hope to see you back again soon! Warm regards, Kurt Overzet

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

The information Centre was fantastic, they sell locally made wares too which is great! The lady who helped me on Sunday the 6th May was an absolute hoot & a gem well done. It's so great to go somewhere and you're a complete stranger and...More

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Belinda V, Public Relations Manager at Cowra Visitor Information Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you had a great experience at our Visitor Centre. We pride ourselves on being as helpful and informative as possible. The lady you spoke to was Lexie and we'll be sure to let her know about...More

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Lauxha
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Belinda V | Property representative |
Hello there, The hologram at the Cowra Visitor Centre tells the story of the Cowra Breakout from a local girl's perspective ("Clare") once you view the hologram you may be interested in visiting the POW campsite where there... More
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