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Central West Tours is proudly owned and operated by Nicole Moroney of Cowra Motor Inn. Having fallen in love with the Central West and all it has to offer, Nicole made Cowra her home 15 years ago, and now wants to share all the hidden gems she has discovered across the Central West with like-minded seekers of fun, adventure, and tasty treats.

Specialising in tours of the Central West and Southwest Slopes region, Nicole has uncovered several unique experiences to share. Some by bicycle, others by bus, but all by a passionate, informative, and welcoming host.

Join Nicole and take in the sights, sounds and delicious delights of beautiful Central West townships such as Orange, Cowra, Canowindra, Forbes, Parkes, Young, Harden, Jugiong.

By immersing yourself in genuine experiences, with all the character, charm, and extraordinary hospitality that you would expect in country New South Wales, you will discover the best of the Central West as Nicole shares great food, wine, art, history, and secrets that only the locals know about.

Parkes Overture April 2022

The amazing Lucy and the dynamic Josh Piterman DurackPromoted as Stars Under The Stars. The Overture brings some of the best voices in Australia to regional NSW. Come and celebrate music and musical theatre with some of Australia’s leading theatrical performers in “Overture” in Cooke Park Pavilion, Parkes. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Orange Regional Cycle Tour

Two Cyclist9 Nights, 8 Days Cycling. If you love the idea of meandering cycle tour through the Orange region of the Central West’s most beautiful and fascinating districts and your idea of traffic jams is waiting the cattle to cross the road, this is the tour for you. Stunning scenery, delicious produce and fascinating historical highlights round out a wonderful 9-night tour. Our tour routes are carefully selected to ensure that 90 per cent of the roads on which we cycle tour are low in traffic and suitable to most fitness levels. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. Our tour starts at Orange and will visit the historical village and towns of Millthorpe, Carcoar, Woodstock, Cowra, Canowindra, Cargo, Cudal, Molong, and Orange. The Central West and Orange Region is very scenic and picturesque region known as the golden circle of food production across all sectors grain, vegetables, wine and meat. You will be able to taste the fresh produce. The roads are 50% gravel back roads with low traffic carefully selected to avoid the main roads (A & B Roads) so that you can peacefully cycle enjoy the scenery and highlights of our region.

Cowra Cycle Tour

Cowra Peace Precinct9 Nights, 8 Days Cycling. If you love the idea of a quiet, meandering cycle tour through one of the Central West’s most beautiful and fascinating districts and your idea of traffic jams is waiting for the cattle to cross the road, this is the tour for you. Stunning scenery, delicious produce and fascinating historical highlights round out a wonderful 9-night tour. Our tour routes are carefully selected to ensure that 90 per cent of the roads on which we tour are bitumen or good gravel, low in traffic and suitable to most fitness levels. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. Starting at Cowra, and taking in Woodstock, Canowindra, Gooloogong, Eugowra, Grenfell, Greenethorpe and Koorawatha, the picturesque Central West Region is known as “the golden circle of food production”.

Parkes Cycle Tour - 3 days

CyclingCulture, history, music and poetic feats are all celebrated on our fun and revealing three-day tour of Parkes, where we also take in Forbes and Eugowra. A touch of Elvis, Henry Lawson and museums along with stunning scenery and murals, provide a fun and memorable 2-night escape from the every day on this country tour. Breathe in the country air and relish the beautiful scenery and ambience of the region and enjoy a welcoming and friendly insight into one of the Central West’s gems and home to the famous Parkes Elvis Festival. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. This 140km cycle tour is conducted on minor, bitumen, or good gravel roads with low traffic so that you can ride at a leisurely and safe pace. Day 1: Parkes to Forbes 40km Stay Forbes Day 2: Forbes to Eugowra 50km Stay Eugowra Day 3: Eugowra to Parkes 50km

Young Hilltops Cycle Tour - 3 days

Young Train StationPicture yourself riding alongside scenic orchards, vineyards, and olive groves. Memorable, photo-worthy and beautifully peaceful, our tour through Young, Murrumburrah, Harden and Boorowa will take in all the district’s natural beauty, over three fun nights. Enjoy learning about the local history, from the gold rush era, through to its modern-day position as a word-class cherry producer. Their cycling tour through Young, Murrumburrah, Harden and Boorowa will allow you to feel the local heartbeat of the region and to see the beautiful and world-class produce that the region harvests up close. Together they’ll uncover the fascinating history of these beautiful towns and immerse themselves amongst the town’s offerings and townspeople. Minor and good gravel roads are travelled throughout the tour to ensure a relaxed, safe pace and peaceful experience. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours Day 1: Young to Harden 36km Stay - Harden Day 2: Harden to Boorowa 54km Stay - Boorowa Day 3: Boorowa to Young 66km

Eco Tour Orange - E Bike

Cycling PathCentral West Tours E-Bike Cycling experience is a guided eco-tour showcasing the beauty and the must-see, picturesque scenery. Cycle to the botanical gardens opened in 1988 on 17 acres of land and stroll through and enjoy the variety of landscapes see the original Homestead Garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands. Experience the heritage orchard and rose garden set below the country church. Immerse yourself in Gosling Creek Reserve a reclaimed pine plantation with viewing platforms overlooking the wetlands to take in the native vegetation and wildlife as you ride the bike paths. Near Mount Canobolas is the breathtaking, Lake Canobolas constructed in 1918 to supply water to Orange. Enjoy empowering energy or just relax and enjoy a complimentary drink from the Lakeside Kiosk and Cafe. You will enjoy quiet back roads with little traffic, to enjoy the stunning views of Orange.

Parkes Elvis Festival April 2022

Elvis singingThis 5 day tour is jam packed full of activities, all centred around the celebration of the one and only Elvis Presley. Step back into the 50s with muscle cars, Priscilla lookalikes and an Elvis literally on every corner of the lovely township of Parkes. You will enjoy multiple shows, concerts, parades, gospel service and so much more! This is a monster event for all ages, there's something here for the whole family. We will take you to the Parkes Dish as well as a dinner and show here in Cowra, and finish it off in the quaint little village of Canowindra at decadent Montrose House. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Henry Lawson Grenfell Festival 2022

Stage coach in GrenfellGrenfell has run the Henry Lawson Festival for 65 consecutive years until 2019 celebrating his writings, poetry and love of the Australian bush. Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival is held each year on the June Long Weekend and is well worth the visit. There are many Henry Lawson festivals across the country celebrating the life of Henry Lawson, who is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most revered writers and bush poets. However, as the birthplace of Henry, the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival, has more reason than many to claim the esteemed writer as their own. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Trundle ABBA Festival 2022

ABBA Festival girls dancing and singingMama Mia Here We Go Again at the fabulous Trundle ABBA Festival. Join in all the fun, nonstop music and awesome entertainment that makes up an action packed 8-hour, 1 day festival held in the small rural town of Trundle. Usually boasting a population of around 600, Trundle boosts their population significantly with hundreds of ABBA enthusiasts and lovers of a great time coming from far and wide to participate at Australia’s original ABBA festival. Once again in 2022, the most successful ABBA tribute act of all time, the world-famous Bjorn Again will return as the festivals feature artist. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Christmas in July 2022

Wine Glasses and Wood fire burningChristmas in July allows us to welcome guests from near and far for a traditional Christmas meal, some delicious local wines and a relaxed Christmas vibe ensuring that we can enjoy a good baked traditional meal without the sweltering sun of our Australian Christmas in December. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Young Cherry Festival 2022

FeastYong Cherry FestivalYour taste buds are going to thank you when you join us on this deliciously decadent tour to the Young Cherry Festival. Of course, there are cherries by the box full, but we’ll also treat you to some great wine, cheese, sweet treats such as fudge and some cracking coffee along the way and at our destination. Explore the Chinese Gardens, pay respect to history at the Lambing Flat Museum and learn about the fascinating history of the Lambing Flat riots. Get up close and personal with Bill the Bastard at Harden and learn of his heroic wartime feats; and enjoy the gorgeous and historical town of Jugiong and its Sir George Pub Wine Cellar and the renowned Long Pantry with its beautiful homewares. There really is something for everyone on this tour. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Twilight Tour Orange - E Bike

Two people cycling on bike  pathTheir 4 hour E-Bike Cycling experience is a guided ecotour showcasing the beauty and the must see, picturesque scenery. Cycle to the botanical gardens opened in 1988 on 17 acres of land and stroll thru enjoy the variety of landscapes see the original Homestead Garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands. Experience the heritage orchard and rose garden set below the country church. Immerse yourself in Gosling Creek Reserve a reclaimed pine plantation with viewing platforms over looking the wetlands to take in the native vegetation and wild life as you ride the bike paths.


Address

3 Macquarie Street
Cowra

Classifications

Cultural and Theme Tours, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Walking and Biking Tours, Food and Wine Tours, Extended, Half Day or Less, Evening

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Central West Tours

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Central West Tours is proudly owned and operated by Nicole Moroney of Cowra Motor Inn. Having fallen in love with the Central West and all it has to offer, Nicole made Cowra her home 15 years ago, and now wants to share all the hidden gems she has discovered across the Central West with like-minded seekers of fun, adventure, and tasty treats.

Specialising in tours of the Central West and Southwest Slopes region, Nicole has uncovered several unique experiences to share. Some by bicycle, others by bus, but all by a passionate, informative, and welcoming host.

Join Nicole and take in the sights, sounds and delicious delights of beautiful Central West townships such as Orange, Cowra, Canowindra, Forbes, Parkes, Young, Harden, Jugiong.

By immersing yourself in genuine experiences, with all the character, charm, and extraordinary hospitality that you would expect in country New South Wales, you will discover the best of the Central West as Nicole shares great food, wine, art, history, and secrets that only the locals know about.

Parkes Overture April 2022

The amazing Lucy and the dynamic Josh Piterman DurackPromoted as Stars Under The Stars. The Overture brings some of the best voices in Australia to regional NSW. Come and celebrate music and musical theatre with some of Australia’s leading theatrical performers in “Overture” in Cooke Park Pavilion, Parkes. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Orange Regional Cycle Tour

Two Cyclist9 Nights, 8 Days Cycling. If you love the idea of meandering cycle tour through the Orange region of the Central West’s most beautiful and fascinating districts and your idea of traffic jams is waiting the cattle to cross the road, this is the tour for you. Stunning scenery, delicious produce and fascinating historical highlights round out a wonderful 9-night tour. Our tour routes are carefully selected to ensure that 90 per cent of the roads on which we cycle tour are low in traffic and suitable to most fitness levels. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. Our tour starts at Orange and will visit the historical village and towns of Millthorpe, Carcoar, Woodstock, Cowra, Canowindra, Cargo, Cudal, Molong, and Orange. The Central West and Orange Region is very scenic and picturesque region known as the golden circle of food production across all sectors grain, vegetables, wine and meat. You will be able to taste the fresh produce. The roads are 50% gravel back roads with low traffic carefully selected to avoid the main roads (A & B Roads) so that you can peacefully cycle enjoy the scenery and highlights of our region.

Cowra Cycle Tour

Cowra Peace Precinct9 Nights, 8 Days Cycling. If you love the idea of a quiet, meandering cycle tour through one of the Central West’s most beautiful and fascinating districts and your idea of traffic jams is waiting for the cattle to cross the road, this is the tour for you. Stunning scenery, delicious produce and fascinating historical highlights round out a wonderful 9-night tour. Our tour routes are carefully selected to ensure that 90 per cent of the roads on which we tour are bitumen or good gravel, low in traffic and suitable to most fitness levels. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. Starting at Cowra, and taking in Woodstock, Canowindra, Gooloogong, Eugowra, Grenfell, Greenethorpe and Koorawatha, the picturesque Central West Region is known as “the golden circle of food production”.

Parkes Cycle Tour - 3 days

CyclingCulture, history, music and poetic feats are all celebrated on our fun and revealing three-day tour of Parkes, where we also take in Forbes and Eugowra. A touch of Elvis, Henry Lawson and museums along with stunning scenery and murals, provide a fun and memorable 2-night escape from the every day on this country tour. Breathe in the country air and relish the beautiful scenery and ambience of the region and enjoy a welcoming and friendly insight into one of the Central West’s gems and home to the famous Parkes Elvis Festival. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours. This 140km cycle tour is conducted on minor, bitumen, or good gravel roads with low traffic so that you can ride at a leisurely and safe pace. Day 1: Parkes to Forbes 40km Stay Forbes Day 2: Forbes to Eugowra 50km Stay Eugowra Day 3: Eugowra to Parkes 50km

Young Hilltops Cycle Tour - 3 days

Young Train StationPicture yourself riding alongside scenic orchards, vineyards, and olive groves. Memorable, photo-worthy and beautifully peaceful, our tour through Young, Murrumburrah, Harden and Boorowa will take in all the district’s natural beauty, over three fun nights. Enjoy learning about the local history, from the gold rush era, through to its modern-day position as a word-class cherry producer. Their cycling tour through Young, Murrumburrah, Harden and Boorowa will allow you to feel the local heartbeat of the region and to see the beautiful and world-class produce that the region harvests up close. Together they’ll uncover the fascinating history of these beautiful towns and immerse themselves amongst the town’s offerings and townspeople. Minor and good gravel roads are travelled throughout the tour to ensure a relaxed, safe pace and peaceful experience. BYO Bike or hire an E-Bike from Central West Tours Day 1: Young to Harden 36km Stay - Harden Day 2: Harden to Boorowa 54km Stay - Boorowa Day 3: Boorowa to Young 66km

Eco Tour Orange - E Bike

Cycling PathCentral West Tours E-Bike Cycling experience is a guided eco-tour showcasing the beauty and the must-see, picturesque scenery. Cycle to the botanical gardens opened in 1988 on 17 acres of land and stroll through and enjoy the variety of landscapes see the original Homestead Garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands. Experience the heritage orchard and rose garden set below the country church. Immerse yourself in Gosling Creek Reserve a reclaimed pine plantation with viewing platforms overlooking the wetlands to take in the native vegetation and wildlife as you ride the bike paths. Near Mount Canobolas is the breathtaking, Lake Canobolas constructed in 1918 to supply water to Orange. Enjoy empowering energy or just relax and enjoy a complimentary drink from the Lakeside Kiosk and Cafe. You will enjoy quiet back roads with little traffic, to enjoy the stunning views of Orange.

Parkes Elvis Festival April 2022

Elvis singingThis 5 day tour is jam packed full of activities, all centred around the celebration of the one and only Elvis Presley. Step back into the 50s with muscle cars, Priscilla lookalikes and an Elvis literally on every corner of the lovely township of Parkes. You will enjoy multiple shows, concerts, parades, gospel service and so much more! This is a monster event for all ages, there's something here for the whole family. We will take you to the Parkes Dish as well as a dinner and show here in Cowra, and finish it off in the quaint little village of Canowindra at decadent Montrose House. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Henry Lawson Grenfell Festival 2022

Stage coach in GrenfellGrenfell has run the Henry Lawson Festival for 65 consecutive years until 2019 celebrating his writings, poetry and love of the Australian bush. Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival is held each year on the June Long Weekend and is well worth the visit. There are many Henry Lawson festivals across the country celebrating the life of Henry Lawson, who is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most revered writers and bush poets. However, as the birthplace of Henry, the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival, has more reason than many to claim the esteemed writer as their own. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Trundle ABBA Festival 2022

ABBA Festival girls dancing and singingMama Mia Here We Go Again at the fabulous Trundle ABBA Festival. Join in all the fun, nonstop music and awesome entertainment that makes up an action packed 8-hour, 1 day festival held in the small rural town of Trundle. Usually boasting a population of around 600, Trundle boosts their population significantly with hundreds of ABBA enthusiasts and lovers of a great time coming from far and wide to participate at Australia’s original ABBA festival. Once again in 2022, the most successful ABBA tribute act of all time, the world-famous Bjorn Again will return as the festivals feature artist. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Christmas in July 2022

Wine Glasses and Wood fire burningChristmas in July allows us to welcome guests from near and far for a traditional Christmas meal, some delicious local wines and a relaxed Christmas vibe ensuring that we can enjoy a good baked traditional meal without the sweltering sun of our Australian Christmas in December. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Young Cherry Festival 2022

FeastYong Cherry FestivalYour taste buds are going to thank you when you join us on this deliciously decadent tour to the Young Cherry Festival. Of course, there are cherries by the box full, but we’ll also treat you to some great wine, cheese, sweet treats such as fudge and some cracking coffee along the way and at our destination. Explore the Chinese Gardens, pay respect to history at the Lambing Flat Museum and learn about the fascinating history of the Lambing Flat riots. Get up close and personal with Bill the Bastard at Harden and learn of his heroic wartime feats; and enjoy the gorgeous and historical town of Jugiong and its Sir George Pub Wine Cellar and the renowned Long Pantry with its beautiful homewares. There really is something for everyone on this tour. Pickup Times – Times may vary subject to Sydney traffic conditions 8am Domestic Air Port 8:45am Strathfield Railway Station 9:45am Penrith Railway Station 12:45pm Lithgow Railway Station

Twilight Tour Orange - E Bike

Two people cycling on bike  pathTheir 4 hour E-Bike Cycling experience is a guided ecotour showcasing the beauty and the must see, picturesque scenery. Cycle to the botanical gardens opened in 1988 on 17 acres of land and stroll thru enjoy the variety of landscapes see the original Homestead Garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands. Experience the heritage orchard and rose garden set below the country church. Immerse yourself in Gosling Creek Reserve a reclaimed pine plantation with viewing platforms over looking the wetlands to take in the native vegetation and wild life as you ride the bike paths.


Address

3 Macquarie Street
Cowra

Classifications

Cultural and Theme Tours, Adventure and Outdoors Tours, Walking and Biking Tours, Food and Wine Tours, Extended, Half Day or Less, Evening

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