Often referred to as 'The Hot Air Ballooning Capital of Australia' because of its still air, cool mornings and warm days, Canowindra hosts the Canowindra Balloon Challenge annually.
You can take a Hot Air Balloon flight over some beautiful Australian countryside with one of a number of operatives in the Canowindra area.
Balloons fly when the weather is stable. Flights take place at daybreak and two hours before sunset.

In 1955 Canowindra became world news after a chance discovery by a roadworker of a 360 million year old fossil find.  The Age of Fishes Museum displays this fish fossil collection
Bindaree Estate, Cnr Ferguson & Tilga Sts, Canowindra.
Catherine's Ridge, Canowindra Road, Canowindra.
Hamiltons Bluff Vineyard, Longs Corner Rd, Canowindra
Swinging Bridge Wines,“Belubula” Fish Fossil Drive, Canowindra.
Tom's Waterhole, “Felton” 752, Longs Corner Rd, Canowindra.
Rosnay Organic Wines, Rivers Rd, Canowindra.
The Falls Vineyard, Belubula Way, Canowindra.
Wallington Wines, 'Nyrang Creek', Eugowra Rd, Canowindra
Windowrie Estate, Windowrie Rd (off Rivers Rd), Canowindra
CANOWINDRA MUSEUMS:
Age of Fishes Museum - Gaskill Street, Canowindra

Historical Museum - Gaskill Street, Canowindra
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Canowindra Caravan Park
Tilga Street, Canowindra.  NSW 2804
Phone  02  6366 8328
Powered/Un-powered camp sites
Camp kitchen, BBQ & picnic areas
Located adjacent Canowindra swimming Pool
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Looking down to Canowindra from the Soldiers Memorial HospitalMain Street - Gaskill Street (Bendy Street) CanowindraMain Street - Gaskill Street (Bendy Street) CanowindraBalloons behind/over - Gaskill Street (Bendy Street) CanowindraFinns Old Store, Gaskill St CanowindraCanowindra Historical Museum - Cnr Mill Street/Gaskill StreetMemorial Park and Canowindra Historical Museum - Cnr Mill Street/Gaskill StreetCanowindra Historical Museum - Gaskill StreetSwinging Bridge over the Belubula River - off Gaskill Street/Finns LaneSwinging Bridge over the Belubula River - off Gaskill Street/Finns LaneLooking down the Belubula River from the Swinging BridgeLooking down the Belubula River from the Swinging BridgeCanowindra Bluejacket Lookout  -  follow Ferguson St/Manduram Rd - turn left into Bluejacket Lane - follow to top.  In 1885 'Blue Jacket' mine was re-opened and produced gold untill 1914. Mining began here with a short lived rush in 1877 and 1879.View over Canowindra from Bluejacket lookout.Canowindra Golf CourseLooking down to Canowindra Sports ground where the Balloon Glow is held..Royal Hotel CanowindraOld Vic Inn, Canowindra.
Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra
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Being in NSW Bushranger country, Canowindra was once known as the town held captive by Frank Gardiner's gang of bushrangers which included Ben Hall. 
The gang occupied the town for three days in 1863.  Apparently they ordered all the residents, including the policeman, into Robinson's Hotel and forced them to join the party. (Robinson's Hotel is no longer standing but has been replaced by the Royal Hotel).
Frank Gardiner’s Gang were responsible for the gold hold up at Escort Rock near Eugowra – the gold has never been found. 
A country town with an olde world charm, Canowindra sits beside the Belubula river and dates back to the late 1830's after Governor Fitzroy crossed the Belubula River here in 1836.

Helping to create a real feel of the 19th century are the many verandahs and old shops along the heritage listed, crooked main street, which follows the original old bullock team road .
Many of the buildings in Canowindra's historic main street are listed on the National Trust. 
Situated approximately 4 hours west of Sydney between Orange and Cowra and 2 1/2 hours north of Canberra it has a population of around 2,100.

Facilities include lovely parks great for picnics, a swimming centre, golf, bowling and service clubs. There are several Hotels, a Motel, Bed & Breakfast, Caravan Park, cafes and restaurants and also a number of local Wineries..
Coinciding with Orange Food Week, every April Canowindra hosts a 100 Mile Dinner in their crooked main street.  Long tables overhung with colourful lanterns are set up for a communal feast of exceptional regional produce and wines sourced from within a 100 mile radius.
The Swinging Bridge over the Belubula - the first foot bridge dates back to 1928 and lasted until 1934 when it was washed away by the big flood of that year.  A new bridge replaced it in 1938 lasting for 60 years before being replaced in1998.
When the Belubula River floods, this bridge is one of the only ways to cross it.
Whilst visiting take some short drives (30 mins & less) from Canowindra and you'll find yourself in some of the following places -
Gooloogong, Eugowra, Forbes, Parkes, Cudal
a little further and you'll reach - Manildra, Borenore, Orange, Cowra, Grenfell
Cudal Central West NSW
Visit Eugowra and Escort Rock of Ben Hall fame..
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