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Time to reflect.

This is a very interesting place to visit to eflect on just another tragic aspect of war. Combine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul R
Sydney, Australia
Well presented site

The site is very well maintained and there is plenty of interpretive signing so you can get a good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beechwood, Australia
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Sakura Ave and Evans Street, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to visit to eflect on just another tragic aspect of war. Combine this with a visit to the war graves to take in the absolute insanity of it all. Amazing to see the difference in attitudes between the Italian...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The site is very well maintained and there is plenty of interpretive signing so you can get a good feeling of what it would have been like here during WWII.

Thank ian6633
Reviewed October 8, 2018

An interesting site with the Cowra POW camp building ruins spread out through a field (a notice advising to beware of snakes. We did not see any). The visit is free, lets one wander around some memorials and there are a number of information boards....More

Thank Gypsymalu
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Such a lovely memorial area that is maintained beautifully with a nice walk track around to read different facts about this very sombre time.

Thank mandyturner2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I knew only the barest details of the Cowra Breakout, so this was a welcome opportunity to learn more. The stories were poignant, detailed, respectful. They really brought to life the individuals of the story and made the subsequent history (the caring of the graves...More

Thank HanselundGretel
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We explored this attraction recently, after first having visited the beautiful Japanese Garden and we're so glad we did. I thought it would be difficult to present the breakout in an interesting way but the Cowra breakout is presented very well and is very moving;...More

Thank Tootsicola
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The long ago reviews which were poor were obviously long before the display boards with lots of information, and the guard tower from which comes a recorded story of the place. We didn't have long to spend unfortunately because we were just passing through with...More

Thank CountryLovers777
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I am filming a personal documentary on Cowra and the Breakout and between the camp and the hologram it will really make the story. I will fly my Mavic Pro around the camp and film the old ruins. Just wonderful. Love it.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We were not spending long in Cowra but really wanted to visit the Prisoner of War Camp. It was a bitterly cold afternoon but we were able to spend some time wondering around the displays. The precinct really deserves several hours to do it justice...More

Thank OzTravellers2011
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

A place to pause and reflect. Until you see the camp it's hard to imagine just how many POWs this area had. Very educational.

Thank Trev D
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Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no charge. Gratis. Just find your way there and stroll around the grounds. Fascinating!