The following accommodation providers all support the event financially. With over 10,000 visitors this accommodation fills up very quickly, additional accommodation is available by contacting Cowra Tourism or The Canowindra Home page.
We encourage caravan and motorhome owners to bring your "home on wheels" with you. There are plenty of sites at the Canowindra showgrounds which may be booked here. We have many caravan and motorhome clubs who make an annual pilgrimage to the event.
Canowindra Riverview Motel
Address: 3 Tilga St, Canowindra, New South Wales 2804, Australia
Phone: (02) 6344 1633
The Canowindra Riverview Motel is a modern boutique motel offering friendly service to its guests. The rooms have queen beds, tea/coffee facilities, R/C air conditioning, family rooms, disabled room, direct dial phones, breakfast to rooms, free WIFI, 5 mins walk to restaurants and shops, swimming pool across the road.
The Riverview Cottage is a quaint home great for families and groups. It can sleep up to eight comfortably.
The Old Vic Inn
Address: 56 Gaskill Street, Canowindra NSW 2804
Phone: 02 6344 1009
Fax: 02 6344 1001
The Old Vic Inn is a magnificent heritage listed building located in the picturesque historic main street of Canowindra.
Built at the beginning of last century, the Old Vic Inn is a fine example of late Victorian architecture with the splendid iron-laced verandah.
The Old Vic Inn hosts a spectacular wooden staircase to the second floor, spacious rooms with high ceilings and polished wooden floors – creating a classic country ambiance of times past.
Bush camping is available 7 kilometers northwest of the Canowindra township on Longs Corner Road. It is on crown land which has been leased by Canowindra Challenge Inc. to provide low cost overflow camping during the annual balloon challenge. There is NO power, no water, no showers. There will be toilets and rubbish bins provided. It will be staffed by volunteer camp wardens.
This is an undeveloped site recommended for self contained campers only. Cost $8 per night per site.
Book your site
Canowindra Caravan Park
The leafy, well appointed Caravan Park is nestled amongst trees overlooking the Belubula River, This park is close to town and features clean modern amenities.
Adjacent to the village swimming pool and a short walk to the historic shopping precinct or the river makes this park an ideal family stay.
For bookings phone the caretaker: 0428 634 410
This is the location of the daily balloon pilots pre-flight briefings at 5.30am and 3.30pm to which the public are welcome. It is also across the road from the main balloon launch site at the Sports Ovals. Thus it is located right in the center of the balloon action all week.
Full facilities, showers, toilets, dump site, waste bins, powered and unpowered sites, water at some sites. Suitable for larger caravans and motorhomes. Please note this is country showground which is used as a campground for this event. Some facilities may be of a lesser standard than some privately run campgrounds. There is a new ablutions block opened in October 2016.
For bookings click below or phone Canowindra Visitor Information Center on 02 6344 1008 or 1300 908 825 option 3.