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It is with much excitement we announce a trip to Cowra for our Members and Non-Members.
It is a weekend full of history, fun and opportunities to meet and be greeted by the Mayor and the local Council, spend time in the gardens, be hosted by the Breakout Association President and enjoy a local Organic Winery.

About the Weekend

Japan and Cowra have a long history since Day 1 of WWII. The Australia Japan Society ACT thought it was time to re-connect or be informed about all the great history in and around Cowra. The AJS Tour will be hosted by the Mayor of Cowra, Cr Bill West and Cowra Councillors, the Cowra Breakout Association and The Board of the Japanese Gardens. Come aboard and experience an informative and fun filled weekend in Cowra.


Cost of the Trip

Cost for Couples

Includes: Bus, Accommodation and Winery Tour. (Max 12
AJS Members: $250.00
Non-Members: $260.00

Cost for Singles (Based on Twin Share)

Includes Bus, Accommodation and Winery
Tour. (Based on sharing twin room) (Max10 Singles)
AJS Members: $150.00
Non-AJS Members: $160.00

Motel for Couples: Breakout Motel Cowra
Motel for Singles: Aalana Motor Inn (Twin Rooms)



Day 1 (Saturday 16 September, 2017)

7:15am Arrive Radford College
7:30am Leave for Cowra
10:30am Arrive Cowra Civic Centre, Mayoral Welcome Reception: The Mayor, Cr Bill West.
12:00pm Cowra Tourist Centre, Lunch Rose Café (at own expense)

2:30pm Travel to Rosnay Organic Wines, Olives and Figs.
3:00pm Tour around the Winery, tastings.
4:30pm Board the bus to return via the canola farms to Cowra.
5:00pm Arrive at Motel, book into your room. Free time.
6:30pm Board the Bus to head to the Japanese Gardens for a BBQ courtesy of the Board of the Japanese Gardens.
9:00pm Return to your Motel (free time)

Day 2 (Sunday 17 September, 2017)

Rise at your leisure. Have breakfast and Check-out.
10:00am Meet Bus and pack luggage.
10:30am Leave for the Peace Precinct.
11:00am Tour of the Peace Precinct (including the POW campsite) the Cowra War Cemeteries. Hosted by The Breakout Association President and Council’s Executive Project Officer Mr Lawrance Ryan.
11:30am Explore the Japanese Gardens. Lunch.
2:00pm Leave Cowra for return to Canberra.
4:30pm Arrive Radford College.
Note: Breakfast can be purchased from the Motel (Includes: Cereals, toast, juices @ $4.00 per item). Pre-order (one week in advance for: fruits and yogurt)


Email AJS (ACT) President Dianne at ajspresident@gmail.com. First in best dressed!

Money for the weekend can be sent to our AJS Account:

St. George Bank, Australia-Japan Society (ACT) account

BSB: 112908, Account No. 43787749

Please state it is for the Cowra Trip.