Cowra, nestled in the beautiful Lachlan Valley, is located 300 km west of Sydney and 200 km North West of Canberra with easy access from both Capital cities.
Cowra has developed into a prominent food producer within New South Wales over the years. Located in the rich Lachlan Valley the conditions produce a wide variety of vegetables, fruit and meat products. The rich soils create a solid foundation for cropping, vineyards and livestock grazing. The Valley is watered from Wyangala Dam that feeds the Lachlan River that flows through the centre of Cowra. The climate is mild with a top average temperature of 30 degrees in January and a low of 3 degrees in July and an average annual rainfall of 600mm.
Award winning wines under the labels of Cowra Estate, Rothbury, Richmond Grove, Arrowfield, Woodonga Hill and Windowrie Estate all have won prestigious awards, resulting in further expansion and new vineyards.
Cowra has a population of 9,500 and a shire population of 12,500.
Major industries within the town include Vegetable growing and processing, vineyards, tourism and furniture manufacturing.
The town comprises some homes built up to 80 years ago, newer homes built in North and West Cowra and homes on acres within close proximity, with an average price of a 3 bedroom home $180,000.
Cowra has an Air Port, 4 child care centres, 3 primary schools, 2 high schools, hospital, community bus service, extensive shopping centre, restuarants, diverse sporting and recreation facilities including the beautiful Aquatic Centre (pictured above) with heated Olympic pool and surrounding sporting fields.
Whatever ‘Country’ means to you, the Cowra district offers it in abundance. Blessed with beautiful rural scenery, fertile agricultural land where everything blossoms and grows, plentiful unspoiled natural attraction, some of the loveliest rivers and waterways in the state, picturesque settlements and its all within easy reach of Sydney and Canberra and midway along the route between Melbourne and Queensland.