Nestled in the picturesque heartland of New South Wales, Cowra unveils its annual spectacle as spring awakens the land, painting its expansive fields in a vibrant sea of yellow. The arrival of September marks the beginning of Cowra’s canola season, a time when the region’s rural landscape transforms into a breathtaking canvas of golden blooms stretching as far as the eye can see.
As the days grow longer and temperatures begin to rise, Cowra’s canola fields burst into life, creating a spectacle that is as captivating as it is integral to the region’s agricultural heritage. From September through October, the Cowra countryside becomes a haven for both nature enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil escape into the heart of rural Australia.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a local looking for a renewed appreciation of your hometown, Cowra’s canola season promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates the vibrant spirit of rural Australia. So, let’s dive into the golden fields and discover the magic of Cowra’s canola season.
With three experiences on offer across the Wiradjuri countryside, visitors can choose to see the canola from a bus tour, joy flight or hot air balloon ride. If you can’t decide, do them all over the weekend!
Field of Gold Tours
Partnered with local operator Ideal Tours to bring you a fabulous 2 hour guided tour of Cowra’s Canola Region.
- A professionally guided tour departing from Cowra Visitor Centre
- Visit canola hot spots for unique photo opportunities
- Finish with a Wine Tasting at the Cowra Visitor Centre
Tours are available on the weekends from 9am to 4pm until October (subject to crop availability). BOOK HERE
Scenic Canola Flights
Take a scenic flight with Fly Oz and enjoy our countryside’s picturesque birds-eye views. Flights also include the spectacular sights of Wyangala Dam, Canowindra and further afield.
Flight options range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, up to three passengers, and multiple planes are available for larger groups. BOOK HERE
Balloon Joy Flights
Magical experiences are a must, so why not book yourself in for the experience of a lifetime with a Hot Air Balloon ride from Balloon Joy Flights?
Experience this magic and tranquillity of an airborne adventure with Graham, Jan and Anton over the picturesque Belubula Valley in nearby Canowindra.
Operating for 35 years, Balloon Joy Flights are the region’s most experienced and trusted balloon flight operators, with their balloons able to hold from as little as 3 to 16 passengers. BOOK NOW
Cowra is ideal for a short break in the great outdoors this Spring with the Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre, the famous Cowra Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom) Festival in September, sustainable wines and the world-famous Cowra Lamb.
A variety of accommodation includes Everview Retreat cottages, Montrose House B&B, glamping at La Paloma Farm, Keswick Cottage, DC’s Madra Country Accommodation, The Shearing Shed Farmstay, or hotels and motels.
For more information and bookings, visit visitcowra.com.au/canola or contact the Cowra Visitor Information Centre on 02 6342 4333, open 7 days a week 9am – 5pm.