A scenic country town with an international outlook arising from its interesting war-time history.
Cowra is located in the Central West region of NSW, just over 300 km west of Sydney (approximately 4 hr drive) and 110 km (80 min drive) from Bathurst.
The town is situated on the banks of the Lachlan River and is close to Wyangala Dam, a popular destination for water sports, boating, fishing and canoeing.
The closest airport is in Bathurst, which is an 85 min drive from Cowra, daily flights to Sydney with Regional Express (REX) are available.
NSW Trainlink provides daily services from Cowra to Bathurst and Lithgow, with on links to Sydney. There is also a local bus service.
Cowra Health Service is a 34-bed hospital providing both acute and community based services, including a three-bed emergency department, 24 bed care ward, six bed maternity unit, four bed high dependency unit, day surgery unit, recovery unit, chemotherapy day unit, community based and outreach services, pharmacy, medical imaging and pathology.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Cowra.