Trail: Wine trail
Famous for: Hot Air Ballooning, 360 million year old fossil discovery, Heritage buildings, Galleries & Museums
Historical Milestones: Ben Hall’s bushranger gang managed to bail-up the town not once but twice in the 1860s. The world renowned Devonian Fish Fossils were discovered here in 1956.
What you can expect now: Canowindra is located on the Belubula River and the valley provides ideal conditions for hot air ballooning – look out for these overhead as you enjoy the town. The “bendy” main street follows an old bullock track and the streetscape is like a step back in time. Bring your camera as the grand old buildings will make for some memorable pictures. Enjoy the friendliness of the locals, the boutique shopping and the local produce. There are plenty of great places to stay too. Why not stay a night or two and explore our cellar doors. Canowindra is an RV friendly town with a dump point located at Canowindra Caravan Park.
Don’t miss the 360 million year old fossil collection, housed in the Age of Fishes Museum – do the audio tour, there’s one for kids too.
Key events to plan for:
- Canowindra Balloon Festival – April (1 week event) Silver Winner of the NSW Tourism Award 2014
- Canowindra@home 100 Mile Dinner - March
- Canowindra Show - September
- Moorbel Markets - First Saturday of the month
Must see and do:
- Tour the Fish Fossil Collection at the Age of Fishes Museum
- Explore the vineyards and cellar doors
- Enjoy the Art Galleries and boutique shopping
- Book a scenic balloon flight
- Picnic along the Belubula River