Visitor Information Centre


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 stocks a variety of 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.

The Cowra Visitor Information Centre is open from 9am – 5pm / 7 days a week every day of the year (except Christmas Day)

Allow us to help you make the most of your stay in our lovely region.


The P.O.W. Theatre is a 9 minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944. The theatre is housed in a small tin replica of a hut found at the Cowra Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. The hologram tells the story of the Cowra Breakout through the eyes of Claire, a young Cowra local. The presentation is aimed at raising awareness of the historical significance of Cowra in modern military history and to encourage visitation to other local attractions and locations of historical importance.

This is a ‘must see’ for all visitors to the town. When the American travel writer Bill Bryson visited the town he watched the presentation three times!

The famous POW Hologram Theatre is the best place to start your historical journey through the Cowra region.


Our Centre is proud to stock local product from across the region including; olive oils, flavored vinegars, jams, relishes, honey, nuts, figs and spice mixes. We also stock a range of books pertaining to the local area as well as the history of the Wiradjuri People and The Cowra Breakout.

Looking for something in particular or seeking a gift hamper? Give the Team at the Cowra VIC a call and they can assist you.

Contact Us

Let’s keep in touch.

Address: Corner of Mid Western Highway, Young Road and Boorowa Road, Cowra
Phone: 02 6342 4333
Fax: 02 6342 4563
Opening Hours: Open 7 days 9am – 5pm everyday except Christmas Day


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      Visit Cowra acknowledges the Wiradjuri People as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and reside, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.