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Cargo, situated 35 kilometres south west of Orange is a small country hamlet with a population of 250. The town has a unique history as gold mining in the late the 1860's led to establishment of the township and in 1869 Cargo was proclaimed a goldfield. During the period of 1869 - 1899 the town swelled to a population of around 7,000 and boasted three hotels, a bank, several business houses, three churches, two schools, a flour mill, community hall, butter factory, gold crushing plant, a racecourse and sporting grounds for tennis, cricket and football. The village today offers visitors and residents a chance to relax with a slower pace of life, whilst still enjoying the services of a General Store/Post Office, primary school, church and hotel. The facilities of nearby Orange are but a short drive away.

Cargo: 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 20.4K from Cargo

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 20.4K from Cargo

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 20.7K from Cargo

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 & Ferguson Streets
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 20.7K from Cargo

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 21.0K from Cargo

Cargo: 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.

Event Dates
      18th Apr
      19th Apr
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      22nd Apr
      22nd Apr
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      25th Apr

Rodd Street
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 19.7K from Cargo

Canowindra Light the Night

Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk this November to help more Australians beat blood cancer through research and support.

Gather with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern; gold to remember someone, white for your own journey or blue to show you care.

Join the Canowindra Light the Night walk, please visit the website for more details.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

Corner Tilga Street and Ross Street,
Tom Clyburn Oval
Canowindra, NSW, 2804

Located 20.0K from Cargo

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 20.5K from Cargo

Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge

The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge is a 'fun run' style event where you can run or walk to the top of Mount Canobolas (1397m), near Orange NSW. There is one 11 kilometre course and a two wave start. While the course is mostly uphill only a couple of sections are steep. Start near Towac Pinnacle Picnic Grounds (off Pinnacle Road) you first visit Mt Towac (a steep section but the views make it worth the effort) and then to Young Man Canobolas before the final climb to Mt Canobolas (also steep).

It takes in spectacular views from the forestry roads and then on to little used bush tracks through beautiful woodland. Total course climb is 520m. Individual, Team or Family group entries. 12th year for this event. It will also incorporate the 2017 NSW Mountain Running Championship.

Event Dates
      26th Mar

Pinnacle Road
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 21.6K from Cargo

Australian National Field Days

Started in 1952, the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is Australia's oldest annual agricultural exhibition where visitors will see a vast range of agricultural machinery, implements, services and ideas. Each year over 600 exhibitors from throughout Australia and overseas display their products and services at the event.

The ANFD is conducted by the Orange Field Days Co-op Ltd, a not for profit co-operative, whose charter is to Advance Australian Agriculture through exhibition, research, demonstration, competition and education.

The event is an exhibition of the latest agricultural technologies to assist farmers achieve their productivity objectives. Machinery, implements and ideas are all on display. In addition fashion and lifestyle products are exhibited in The House Paddock.

The voluntary committee and staff work throughout the year to have a range of topical, interesting and entertaining activities across the site over the three days.

Event Dates
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      28th Oct

563 Borenore Road
Borenore, NSW, 2800

Located 23.7K from Cargo

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