“Welcome Home” to Canowindra!
The Phoenix would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the lovely visitors that are in town this week for ANZAC Day and the Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge.
It is so wonderful to see our little village a buzz each day with people. The Balloon Challenge week really is a great event for our town with many economic benefits to all local businesses.
Canowindra is the Wiradjuri word for ‘home’ and we hope that is what it becomes for all the visitors whilst staying here this week and in the future.
Each morning and afternoon this week the skies above Canowindra have been filled with spectacular balloons. It has definitely been well worth waking up early to see the colourful array of balloons floating overhead and the roar of the burners to keep them afloat is a sound like no other.
After chasing the balloons around the country roads there are many things to explore in the iconic and historic Canowindra.
The famous bendy Main St called Gaskill St is filled with cafes, shops and pubs. It is also home to the Age of Fishes Museum showcasing the 360 million year old fossils found just outside of town.
Canowindra is a rich farming area with many vineyards and local produce grown in the region. Make sure you sample some of the lovely local produce and fine wine on offer.
We hope you enjoy this bumper 16 page Special Issue of the Phoenix and also enjoy your stay!