Regional Attractions

The Central NSW region is home to iconic attractions, gastronomic delights, magnificent landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, all within an hours drive from the Parkes region.

Stroll around the boutique shops and heritage buildings in Forbes, explore the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and sample exquisite food and wine in Orange and Cowra. There is so much to explore in Central NSW so make sure to include these experiences on your journey to or from Parkes.

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Canowindra Challenge Incorporated (CCI) is a community organisation created in 2010. We plan, organise and operate the annual Canowindra International Balloon Challenge. Canowindra is a small but strong rural community situated in the picturesque and fertile Belubula Valley just a cruisy three and a half hours drive west of Sydney in New South Wales.