Take-in the charm of Canowindra’s thriving arts, food and niche retail scene nestled within historical buildings and museums, a unique ‘bendy’ main street and surrounded by fertile rural land.

An arts and tourism hub, Canowindra has still maintained a charmingly friendly small town atmosphere. Canowindra is well known for its ballooning and fish fossils.

A scientifically significant 360million year-old fossil find is the foundation for the Age of Fishes Museum and the Historic Museum is also worth a visit. Canowindra also has a colourful bushranger heritage to explore steeped in folk law.

The historical main street features an unusual bent shape and late nineteenth century architecture. The main street and the through-road both feature one of a kind shopping experiences from fashion to homewares and art galleries.

Canowindra is known for its dining and wine with cellar door and winery experiences, cafes, pubs, and clubs galore. Rich in local produce, a strong niche speciality retail and local cuisine scene has emerged over the past ten years.

The Events Calendar for Canowindra and the surrounding region is jam packed with festivals, markets, sporting and cultural events celebrating everything the area has to offer.

Accommodation is abundant and varied in Canowindra. The variety of facilities makes Canowindra a comfortable base to explore the rest of the region.


The Age of Fishes Museum | | 02 6344 1008

The Holden Museum | 02 6344 1105

Canowindra Historical Museum | 02 6344 1747



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- Bed & Breakfast/Self Catered

- Camping/Caravans/RV

- Caravan/RV Dump Point

- Churches

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- Motel

- Parks & Gardens

- Picnic Grounds

- Public Toilets

- Swimming Pool