Canowindra on show to the nation on “Back Roads”

Canowindra's Steve Campbell is interviewed by Heather Ewart for the ABC TV program Back Roads, which aired on Monday, January 8. Photo by Federation Fotos.

Canowindra's Steve Campbell is interviewed by Heather Ewart for the ABC TV program Back Roads, which aired on Monday, January 8. Photo by Federation Fotos.

Canowindra has been put on show to the nation after it was featured in an episode of the ABC TV show Back Roads. 

Hosted by Heather Ewart, the episode explored a variety of aspects of life in Canowindra, including the annual Canowindra International Balloon Challenge and Glow, community support, historical significance and reenactments and the local wine industry. 

The episode also featured a number of locals including Steve Campbell, the Kerr’s, Sam Statham, the Yeo’s, Craig Lawler, Nerida Cuddy, Mark and Anne Ward and the Read family.

The profile of Canowindra has increased after the episode went to air, with a number of inquiries at the Canowindra Caravan Park and at least 12 tickets have been sold to this year’s Canowindra Balloon Glow. 

Social media also gave the thumbs up to the episode, with comments such as Silvia Wheeler saying “Love this town love Central West in its rawness and simplicity”.

More details about this year’s Balloon Challenge can be found at www.canowindrachallenge.org.au/