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Woodstock

Woodstock is an historic village located 25 kilometres north-east of Cowra. The village features a restored railway station, hotel, general store, craft shop and general store. Woodstock annually hosts long track motorbike championships and a Ute show. The monthly markets are also very popular. Conargo Bed and Breakfast is located just out of Woodstock on Nargong Road. Conargo is a quiet, friendly and stylish bed and breakfast in a purpose built cottage offering spectacular rural views. Conargo itself is a fine wool merino property owned by Peter and Barbara Carne. The Bed and Breakfast features one queen and one king/twin bedroom, each with their own en suite. Delicious breakfasts are a feature and dinners are a specialty on request.

Woodstock: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Cowra Fun Museum


Located just four kilometres from the town centre, Cowra Fun Museum offers an extensive collection of war, rail and rural memorabilia housed in a two-acre covered complex. Special features of the museum include a Cowra prisoners of war display with original artefacts, 14 working steam engines, fire engines, tanks, a massive model train layout and antique shop.

Free guided tours are available and free photographs taken. Coach groups are specially catered for.




10291 Mid Western Highway
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 13.5K from Woodstock

Prisoner Of War Camp Site


This site is listed as one of the Top Heritage Sites in NSW. In 1944 over 1000 Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) staged a mass breakout that was the biggest in British and Australian War History. 231 Japanese POW and four Australians lost their lives during the breakout.

A walking trail goes through the camp ruins and a scale model of the camp is on display at the Cowra Visitors Centre. Also at the Visitor Information Centre is the P.O.W. theatre which is a nine minute presentation telling the story of the breakout from the perspective of a local resident.




Sakura Ave
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 15.8K from Woodstock

Japanese and Australian War Cemeteries


The Japanese War Cemetery contains graves of the Japanese involved in the POW Breakout during World War Two, as well as other internees and those involved with the battle of Darwin. The land was ceded to Japan in 1963, thus Cowra has its own little piece of Japan. A large black granite monument dominates the Cemetery and the burning of incense, wreaths and gifts can be seen at the Cemetery after Official Functions. This is the only Japanese War Cemetery in Australia.

The Australian section commemorates those who died in training at the local Military Camp, as well as the four Soldiers who were killed during the breakout. The Cowra War Cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and has become a showpiece for modern military cemeteries.




Doncaster Drive
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 16.5K from Woodstock

Sakura Avenue


In 1988, as a bicentennial project, Cowra Shire Council, in conjunction with the Japanese Government, planted 1988 cherry blossom trees between the Cowra War Cemetery, the site of the Prisoner Of War Camp and the Japanese Gardens, as a sign of peace and reconciliation with the Japanese people. All trees are sponsored by Japanese businesses and citizens and Australian school children.

The drive from the Garden in Spring when the Cherry Blossoms are out is a highlight of the season.





Sakura Avenue
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 16.5K from Woodstock

Cowra Military and Migrant Camps


The history of Cowra is marked by stories of the military and migrants from World War Two. Between 1940 and the end of the war, the Cowra Military Camp trained some 80,000 military personnel. After World War Two, the camp became home to between 17,000 and 19,000 new Australians in the form of the Cowra Migrant Camp.

Whilst the campsite itself, on the eastern side of town, is now private land, a memorial has been erected in honour of the migrant families of Cowra in Europa Park, east of Cowra on the Sydney Road. There is also a memorial on Military Parade to mark the location of the Military Camp.




Military Parade
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 16.7K from Woodstock

Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre


Opened in 1979, the multi award-winning Cowra Japanese Garden is a 'must see' at any time of the year. The Garden's designer, Ken Nakajima, created the Kaiyushiki (strolling) Garden to symbolise the Japanese landscape. The rocky hillside, manicured hedges, waterfalls and streams, and the two lakes provide a serene environment for a myriad of birdlife. Special features of the Garden include a Bonsho Bell, a traditional Edo Cottage, an authentic open air Tea House and a Bonsai House.

The cultural centre showcases exhibitions from a variety of local and regional artists and has two galleries featuring an extensive collection of Japanese artworks and artefacts.

Take time to explore the five hectares of garden and enjoy its beauty and tranquillity. Feed the Koi carp from the viewing platforms overlooking the lakes. Hire an audio tour for an intimate and informative experience. Enjoy modern Australian and Japanese cuisine at the licensed cafe.




Ken Nakajima Place
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 16.7K from Woodstock

Bellevue Hill Lookout


Comprising a large space for unstructured recreation, playground equipment, shaded picnic facilities, free barbecues and public amenities, Bellevue Hill Reserve is one of Cowra's most popular parks. To many local residents, the Reserve is referred to as 'Billy Goat Hill' after its steep nature and the goats that were once kept there.

At the top of the hill, you have a superb view of Cowra, which is nestled beside the meandering Lachlan River.




Bellevue Hill, Binni Creek Road
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 16.9K from Woodstock

Australia's World Peace Bell


Cowra is the home of Australia's World Peace Bell. Located in Civic Square, the Australian World Peace Bell is a replica of the one that stands in the forecourt of the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a reminder of the continual need for all nations to work for peace. The Australian World Peace Bell was awarded to Cowra in 1992 for its long standing contribution to world peace and international understanding. It is the only World Peace Bell in the world that is not located in a city.




Darling Street
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 17.4K from Woodstock

The Cowra Heritage Walk


Stroll through Cowra's historic past. A brochure from the Cowra Visitors Centre sets out a heritage walk around Cowra that takes a leisurely hour, taking in sights like the old federation-style court house, the gothic stone St Raphael's church and Cowra Public School, built in 1882. See the town's first hotel, the old stone flour mill (1860) and Cowra's oldest home Ilfracombe (1879). Federation, Colonial and Victorian commercial buildings can all be seen in this gentle stroll around the town's business centre.




Cowra Central Business District
Cowra, NSW, 2794

Located 17.4K from Woodstock

Woodstock: Events

Millamolong Polo Classic


Enjoy the best country hospitality and heart-thumping Polo action in the Millamolong Polo Classic in April 2016.

As part of Orange F.O.O.D week, this special event will host up to 16 Polo teams as they battle it out on the field for the James and Jamie Ashton Cup.

Saturday has limited numbers so you can enjoy a long, lazy lunch followed by more Polo action and a great county shindig in the ClubHouse. Tickets include a delicious long lunch, two drinks vouchers and admission to the grounds.

Sunday is family fun day with rent-a-tents, a kid's tent and more Polo action.




Millamolong Polo Club,
1 Boonderoo Road
Mandurama, NSW, 2792

Located 16.3K from Woodstock

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