Canowindra is situated in the picturesque Lachlan Valley at the southern end of the Cabonne Shire, 33km from Cowra and 63kms from Orange.
Spring brings a glorious sight of canola, other grain crops, ewes and lambs which grow and wander in the shadow of the magnificent Mt Nangar. Any number of colourful hot air balloons float over the landscape from March until early November.
Canowindra is well known for its warm climate wines with a number of cellar doors, where you can taste many of the local and regional wines and meet the winemaker.
Gaskill Street presents a streetscape of outstanding historical significance. The street is a very unusual shape, following the crooked route of the old bullock track and is unaffected by time, complete with late nineteenth century architecture. Gaskill Street boasts boutique retail stores, assorted shops, quaint country pubs, restaurants, cafe and historic accommodation houses. Ferguson Street also offers additional boutique shopping opportunities. At the intersection of Gaskill and Ferguson Streets you will find the world famous Age Of Fishes Museum. The Museum houses a collection of 360 million year old Devonian fish fossils, a gift shop and is the Canowindra Visitor Information Centre.
Canowindra hosts many events celebrating local food and wine, art exhibitions are held regularly and the bushrangers and historical events are celebrated.