The little town of Woodstock is about 21km north-east of Cowra, 300km south-west of Sydney and 200km north-west of Canberra.
From the village of Woodstock it's just a 30-minute drive south-east to expansive Lake Wyangala, which is fed by the waters of the Abercrombie and Lachlan Rivers. Within the Wyangala Waters State Recreation Area, the foreshores of the lake host great spots for camping and picnicking while the lake itself is popular for boating, swimming, fishing, water-skiing and power boat racing.
Cowra, nestled in the beautiful Lachlan Valley, offers a veritable feast for the senses: from the locally grown vegetables, to the farmed trout, silver perch, venison, beef, prime lamb, gourmet smallgoods and wines. Cowra wines under the labels of the Cowra Estate, Rothbury, Richmond Grove, Woodonga Hill, Arrowfield, and Windowrie Estate have won many prestigious awards, resulting in rapidly expanding vineyards.
Cowra's fascinating history includes the excitement of bushrangers, the nostalgia of the steam train era, and the drama of World War II right on its doorstep with the mass breakout of prisoners from the POW camp. The internationally renowned Japanese Garden reflects the harmony of formal design with the natural elements of water, rocks and bush.