Canowindra has so much to offer everyone and there is always plenty to do. Whilst staying at The Old Vic Inn why not wonder around this beautiful heritage town and read some of the history of times past. Why not stop and talk to the locals so that you can here all the colourful stories that made Canowindra what it is today.
Canowindra is a great destination for people from the city that would like to experience the real country way of life. Step back, relax and enjoy the slower pace with your partner, friends, family or on your own. Do as much or as little as you want with the opportunity to take short breaks to surrounding towns, food and wine adventures and history and heritage explorations.
The Age of Fishes Museum is situated in the main street of Canowindra and is the only fish fossil museum in the southern hemisphere. This museum is well worth visiting whilst in Canowindra to see the 360 million year old fossils. A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360 million year old formation contained the fossilised remains of over 3500 freshwater fish. Many were new to science. This unique fossil collection is now on public display in the township of Canowindra, only a short distance from the discovery location.