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CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE

18th to 25th April 2017

WHERE IS CANOWINDRA?

 

   Canowindra is approximately 320km west of Sydney in New South Wales; the drive by car takes around 4.5 hours from Sydney Airport, depending on traffic and road conditions. Canowindra is a small country town with a population of 2000 people.  A charming, and typical Australian country town, with some lovely, but limited number of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Enjoy these unique places, but remember forward bookings are essential.

   The town features a heritage-listed main street and a collection of art galleries showing works by local painters, potters and artisans. Canowindra became world-famous in 1955, when a 360-million-year-old fossil was found. Today, you can see it among other fascinating exhibits at the amazing Age of Fishes Museum.

   There is a local supermarket for the purchase of food supplies. The town does service tourists that come to visit the diverse, and unique local wine region and amazing prehistoric fossil find. 

   Each year the skies above Canowindra come alive with the roar of the burners and visual spectacular provided when mass hot air balloons take flight in competition and fiesta flying.

   During the Canowindra Balloon Challenge, the town receives over 10 thousand visitors to see the balloons.  The wide open spaces, ideal weather conditions, and friendly local people make this an ideal area for hot air ballooning.

 

   The event in 2017 will be run over 8 days during the NSW school holidays, 18th to 25th April 2017.

 

Within this web site you will find information to assist you in planning your attendance at our event whether you are a participant, volunteer or spectator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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