Beside the Belubula river in the beautiful red-earth countryside, sits the town of Canowindra NSW. Well known for hot air ballooning and fish fossil discoveries, today it is also an arts and tourism hub in the region.
Canowindra proudly describes itself as the 'Hot Air Balloon capital of Australia'. The historic village is home to airborne adventures, acclaimed vineyards, fascinating colonial history, a unique collection of prehistoric fossils, gentle winds and open countryside.
Canowindra is a 30 minute drive north of Cowra and 50 minutes southwest of Orange. From Sydney, the drive through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is a little over four hours. You can also fly to Orange airport and rent a car.
Canowindra has a definite old world charm. The main street, Gaskill Street, is a genuine timewarp curiosity. It stills follows the winding route of the old bullock track. The town’s charming main street has an old-world air, with verandah posts lining its unique curved street. 19th century buildings remain, housing a number of boutique homewares stores and art galleries, however Canowindra has retained the integrity and character of a classic country town.
It is accepted that 'Canowindra' is a Wiradjuri Aboriginal word meaning either 'home' or 'camping place'.
Rich in community spirit, there are many active organisations including a strong Country Women’s Association presence, Lions Club, community garden and hospital.
Canowindra has excellent schools including a preschool/kindergarten, 2 primary schools and a high school.
The Canowindra region is a wonderful place to reside and a great place to invest. Property is affordable and, for investors, the town provides opportunity for solid returns without the expenses typical of metropolitan property.