Cowwarr

A small town too good to miss..

Cowwarr is a rural community based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, it currently has a population of around 376 people and is located approximately 186 kilometres East of Melbourne.

Cowwarr is welcoming, vibrant and has much to offer visitors travelling through. Food, drinks, supplies, fuel and a post office can all be conveniantly found at the Cowwarr General Store. The local pub, The Cricket Club Hotel, is renowned for it's delicious meals, friendly atmosphere, cold beer, and tasty wine. The Cowwarr Public Hall serves as a valuable meeting point for the community and still hosts it's share of events and celebrations. Cowwarr has a very active Landcare group and a well supported CFA, both of whom work hard to benefit the area.

Spot the Cowwarr Cows...

One of the very interesting and entertaining aspects of Cowwarr has been the rapid emergence over the last few years of a large variety of tin cows made to raise funds for the Cowwarr Community. The cows appear in many different colours and designs and visitors take delight in finding, counting and photographing the many moos "roaming" the streets of Cowwarr!

Activities, Art & Country Life...

Cowwarr has so much to do and see.

For bike riding, horseriding or walking enthusiasts the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail passes right through Cowwarr on it's way to Heyfield. The rail trail is a fun way to experience the countryside. It showcases imaginative "Flights of Fantasy" sculptures installed along the way, proudly designed and built by the local primary school children.

Rainbow Creek winds it's way around the edge of Cowwarr providing the perfect opportunity to relax or spot some local birdlife. What was once the butter factory has been converted into the Cowwarr Artspace, a not to be missed and stunning contemporary art gallery displaying artist's works from all over the world.

Cowwarr also has a proud and active football/netball club and there's nothing quite like the thrill of taking in an action packed game, then enjoying a drink with the locals.

The picturesque Cowwarr Weir offers a beautiful location for a picnic, a refreshing swim or a spot of fishing and is also the location of the Cowwarr Weir Rv Rest Stop for those self contained travellers.

For a rejuvenating break with a taste of country life Cowwarr is the perfect spot!

Must See & Do:

  • Picnic, fish or swim at the Cowwarr Weir
  • View the Cowwarr Weir Wall
  • Walk or ride the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
  • Relax at the Rainbow Creek
  • Take in some culture at the Cowwarr Artspace
  • Treat yourself to a yummy coffee or icecream at the Cowwarr General Store
  • Enjoy a drink and a delicious meal at the Cricket Club Hotel
  • Spot the "Cowwarr Cows", how many can you find?
  • Take in a local footy or netball match
  • Fun for the family at the Cowwarr Primary School Farm Fair, annually in September.

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