Who Are We?
Canowindra Challenge Incorporated (CCI) is a community based organisations dedicated to improving the social and business amenity in the Village of Canowindra NSW. We use an International standard hot air balloon competition and festival to attract visitors and increase awareness of our community.
CCI is based in Canowindra, a small historic Central West NSW rural village of approximately 2,000 residents with a local economy primarily dependent on agricultural and tourism.
Canowindra is also a village with a strong, open and supportive community.
Canowindra was the location of the 1st successful hot air balloon flight in Australia and has long been known as the “Balloon Capital of Australia”
We are centrally located within 1 hours drive from the larger population bases of Orange, Parkes, Forbes, Cowra, Grenfell, Young and Bathurst and within 2.5hrs of Dubbo and Canberra, our event attracts visitors from all these areas plus nationally and internationally.Click this button to share article.