Clunes is an historic gold mining town located in the heart of Victoria's Central Goldfields region, just north of Ballarat and about an hour and 20 minutes drive west of Melbourne CBD. Blessed with history, vintage, environment and nature, Clunes is an idyllic destination for the weekend getaway, or just a country drive day trip.
Wide range of accommodation options to suit all guests with cheap hotel and mote rooms, self catering apartment style accommodation, B&B's, luxury accommodation and cottages.
Be assured of a good read in Clunes, one of the most original and intact gold towns in Australia and annual hub for the country's literary heavyweights. You'll find collectable, rare, second-hand, new, and small press books on sale, street theatre, wine, food, live music, and a special children's section.Meet local artists, authors, historians and photographers in the village's charming cafés, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and wineries, like Mount Beckworth Wines' Enoteca cellar door restaurant.