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Situated just 33km north of Cowra travelling towards Orange, is the historic township of Canowindra (pronounced Ca-noun-dra). Surrounded by rolling foothills, vineyards, olive groves, orchards and traditional farms,Canowindra is a classic country town with a twist. The vineyards of Canowindra have been causing a stir in the wine world, consistently producing premium wines that have taken out numerous trophies and awards. Open every weekend for wine tasting and sales are The Falls Vineyard Retreat and Tom's Waterhole Wines. Wallington Wines are open the first weekend of every month and Swinging Bridge and Hamiltons Bluff by appointment. A walk down the heritage listed main street will take you past cafes, pubs, clothing stores trading in beautiful linen and famous country labels such as RM Williams, guesthouses, galleries and antique stores. At the end of the main street is the spectacular Age of Fishes Museum, home to an incredible 360 million year old fossil collection and travelling exhibitions, as well as the Visitor Information Centre. From the Museum, follow up Ferguson Street to another beautifully restored shopping quarter including The Canowindra Trading Post - well respected for its beautiful antiques and collectables, and the newly opened taste Canowindra cellar door and gallery. If natural wonders take your interest, a short drive north west of Canowindra will reveal Nangar National Park. Covering approximately 3,416 hectares, Nangar is characterised by low rolling hills over much of the park with a striking cliff line on the northern boundary, known as Nangar Ridge. From the lookout on top of the ridge you can see the vast valley below and particularly during spring beautiful flowering plants are in abundance. Recognised as the Ballooning Capital of Australia, for years hot air balloon enthusiasts have found the climate and topography, not to mention the scenery of Canowindra perfect for ballooning. Visit Canowindra in April for the Canowindra Balloon Festival. In September is the classic Canowindra country show and Spring is the season for a myriad of events held during the Canowindra Springfest.


Canowindra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Canowindra Trading Post

Wander through the two floors of the Canowindra Trading Post.

Enjoy the ambience created by the eclectic mix of old and new.

The Canowindra Trading Post is an antique and homewares store featuring a wide variety of products including antique furniture, gifts, homewares, lamps, jewellery, garden features and much more.

Enjoy a Lavazza Coffee and light refreshment served in the tranquil garden setting.

During the festive season the Canowindra Trading Post offers an extensive range of Christmas Decorations.

46 - 50 Ferguson Street
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.1K from Canowindra

Perennialle Plants Nursery and Garden

Perennialle Plants in Canowindra is a unique nursery offering a rare collection of frost and drought tolerant shrubs and perennials, sourced from around the world and grown on site to enhance your garden.

The garden showcases the plants and offers plenty of inspiration and ideas. The garden has been designed to display the plants throughout the seasons and is constantly changing through the year. Visits are welcome by individuals, garden clubs, and groups.

The shop stocks high quality garden tools, gift ware, rustic items, wrought iron ware, natural brushes and designer homewares - all sourced for their beauty and practicality.

52 Rodd Street
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.3K from Canowindra

Age Of Fishes Museum

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armour shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give a unique glimpse into the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'.

The Museum displays many of these beautiful fossils together with live aquarium displays and wonderful recreations of life in the Devonian.

The Age of Fishes Museum offers two permanent exhibitions, an education program, gift shop, accessible facilities, and geological time-walk in the picnic ground and a free barbecue. Bring a picnic or barbecue in the peaceful grounds while the kids play on the giant games board. Entry includes an audio tour or guided tour. Groups are welcome. Please book in advance.

Corner Gaskill and Ferguson Streets
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.4K from Canowindra

Canowindra Historical Society Museum

The Canowindra Historical Museum depicts the development of Canowindra from the 1840s frontier township on the Belubula River to its growth as a rural centre. Horse drawn vehicles, vintage farm machinery, textiles, household memorabilia and an authentic slab hut recall the pioneering days.

Bus tours and school groups are welcome by appointment and teachers can plan visits to link with units of study.

Memorial Park,
Gaskill Street,
Adjacent to Age of Fishes Museum
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.4K from Canowindra

Finns Store

A piece of Canowindra's history, the iconic Finns Store is situated in the main street of Canowindra.

Finns Store has been fully renovated and now sells fabulous gifts, jewellery, women's clothing, unique furniture and incredible coffee. The store also incorporates a cellar door operated by Swinging Bridge Wines, and a gallery operated by Melissa Barber Galleries.

35 Gaskill Street
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.6K from Canowindra


Where wine and food come to meet - with you !

Canowindra@Home is an incorporated association of food and wine producers who offer events to showcase locally produced food and wine. They run markets stalls twice yearly and hold two 100 mile themed lunches or dinners.

They do a 100 Mile lunch or dinner by appointment.

82 Lawrences Road
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 11.2K from Canowindra

Canowindra: Events

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

See the magic and spectacle as over 20 hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over a five to seven day period at the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge. The highlight is the Balloon Glow and night markets where you will enjoy local produce, wine, crafts and entertainment culminating in a display as the balloons light up synchronised to music.

Whilst there visit the Age of Fishes Museum (home of the State Fossil), wander down the historic main street or enjoy art galleries, wonderful coffee, cellar doors and quirky shopping.

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Rodd Street
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 0.7K from Canowindra

Millamolong Polo Classic

Enjoy the best country hospitality and heart-thumping Polo action in the Millamolong Polo Classic in April 2016.

As part of Orange F.O.O.D week, this special event will host up to 16 Polo teams as they battle it out on the field for the James and Jamie Ashton Cup.

Saturday has limited numbers so you can enjoy a long, lazy lunch followed by more Polo action and a great county shindig in the ClubHouse. Tickets include a delicious long lunch, two drinks vouchers and admission to the grounds.

Sunday is family fun day with rent-a-tents, a kid's tent and more Polo action.

Millamolong Polo Club,
1 Boonderoo Road
Mandurama, NSW, 2792

Located 19.8K from Canowindra

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