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Clunes Visitor Information Centre

Clunes Visitor Information Centre

The Warehouse-Clunes
36 Fraser Street
Clunes 3370

Mon & Thurs: 10am - 6pm


Wed & Fri: 10am - 4pm

Sat:  10am - 3pm

Sun: 11am - 3pm

Ph 03 5345 3359

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Step back into the gold rush era in Clunes, with streetscapes straight out of a colonial history book. This picturesque and laid-back town was once the fifth largest in the State and had rivers of money flowing through it.

As one of the most original and intact gold towns in Australia, it’s understandable to ask yourself whether you’ve just stepped back in time when you visit Clunes.

This is the place where Victoria’s history changed so dramatically.  In 1851 the first gold discovered in Victoria was found here and the great gold rush was on, with miners flocking in from right around the globe.

That gold history is still so clearly evident, as Clunes has possibly the best collection of well-preserved 19th century architecture.  The main street is still wide enough to turn a horse and wagon.

All this makes Clunes a popular weekend destination for bushwalkers, gold prospectors, treasure hunters, history buffs and those seeking a romantic getaway to the country.

Complementing these attractions is a range of sumptuous food and wine and indulgent accommodation options. The area is also host to a large number of markets. Click here for more information on the regions markets.

Clunes is now forging a future based on a new sort of gold - books - and the town's intact heritage streetscape provides the perfect back drop to a weekend of browsing across a cluster of permanent bookshops.  The town hosts the popular Booktown Festival every May and has attained recognition as an International Booktown - the only town in Australia to have such status.

View the 'Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges Official Visitors App'

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Clunes Farmers Market

Thank you very much to all those people who attended a Famers Market consultation meeting, participated in the online survey, or let us know your thoughts in some other way. We are really pleased at the support for a market and that so many of you got involved in the consultation.

You can see the response to the online consultation by clicking on the following link:

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