Canowindra, established in 1846 has significance as a historic pastoral village as well as for the internationally acclaimed fossil find housed in the Age of Fishes Museum.
A chance discovery when a rock slab was overturned by a road worker in 1955 revealed detailed impressions of more than 100 Late Devonian fish - around 360 million years old. These finds form the Age of Fishes Museum which is a hands-on display and educational centre for people of all ages.
Canowindra’s main street follows the original crooked bullock track making it one of Australia’s most unusual town streetscapes. Lined with country pubs and buildings built in the late 19th century the town has several galleries and shops to find treasures to take home.
A burgeoning wine and food industry is also based around the town with a great deli, regional food & wine tasting centre and number of boutique cellar doors.
Hot air ballooning is popular in Canowindra with events held in November and April. There is plenty to do in Canowindra to make it a full day’s adventure.
Visit the official Canowindra website by clicking here