Canowindra ( kə-NOWN-drə) is a historic township located near Cowra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia in Cabonne Shire. Canowindra is situated on the Belubula River. The curving main street, Gaskill Street, is partly an urban conservation area. At the 2011 census, Canowindra and the surrounding area had a population of 2,381. The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'a home'.