Cowra Peace Precinct Trails

Cowra Peace Precinct Trails

Regardless of your age or level of fitness, the Cowra Peace Precinct trails are a must if you want to show visiting friends and relatives all that the town has to offer. There are also many places to stop and picnic or just enjoy the tranquility of Cowra’s largest urban parkland.

The Japanese Garden, the Japanese War Cemetery, the Sakura Walk at cherry blossom time, Saburo Nagakura Park, the remnants of the Cowra P.O.W. Camp and the World Peace Bell are all reminders of Cowra's importance during the war and after the war as a benchmark of healing and reconciliation. It's a great place to reflect on your own ideas of peace, friendships, Aboriginal cultural heritage and the beauty of the Lachlan Valley.


A network of concrete shared paths meandering through the Cowra Peace Precinct and providing tourists and families with easy riding access to the main attractions and points of interest.


The Cowra Peace Precinct Trails is actually a loop. The trail starts and ends at the same point on Len Whiteley Dr, which is near the intersection of Len Whiteley Dr and Carleton Street.

Food and drink

Get lost at the Japanese Garden and Culture Center on your way back by enjoying the enchanted view in one of its lovely restaurants.

We highly recommend you to stop by this beautiful place. When you get there, it’s not difficult to find a nice place to fill up your tummy or soften your dry throat since the Garden offers a series of restaurants, bars and clubs for the visitors. And as long as you have sat down, you will do nothing but eat and drink while beaming at this magnificent garden like an explorer who has just discovered a miniature heaven on earth.

Further details 

The Cowra Peace Precinct trails also link to the Farm Road trail north of Cowra, which provides for longer family rides on quiet rural roads. The Cowra Skate Park is located to the west of the Cowra Japanese Garden on Binni Creek Road. The skate park includes an impressive 1.4 m high ski jump, two fun boxes with ledges, rails and hubbas, a 30-degree flat bank with kicker, 0.8 m high half pyramid and a 2.4 m radius quarter pipe.

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11.08 km / 6.884 mi

Total Distance

212 m / 694 ft

Total Ascent

203 m / 665 ft

Total Descent

405 m / 1,328 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Various
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
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Accessible by public transport
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