Town of Mystery. It’ll charm the pants off you!

With historic streetscapes and collectible curios, it’s worth packing your overnight bag to visit this vintage village.
Enjoy local food and wine over a romantic rendezvous or mystery tour in this alluring gold rush town overflowing with charisma.


As the site of the colony’s first discovery in 1851, Clunes set the stage for Victoria’s gold rush boom.
Since then its heritage streets, parks and old world architecture have been the backdrop for a myriad films.
Meander through the historic Fraser Street precinct and peer back in time at places like Widow Twankey’s confectionary emporium or book in for a historic walking tour.


In recent years Clunes’ characters have rewritten its story, transforming a sleepy little town into a creative force.
Join the cultural renaissance at Booktown’s monthly author talks, or explore the local talents along the regional arts trail.

Rummage around for rare or out of print books, and unearth a treasure to share with your sweetheart.


Pack your bags and hit the road for a seasonal getaway. This quirky town is 140km from Melbourne, nestled in a picturesque valley 30 minutes west of Daylesford.
Sip local wines and sate your traveller tastebuds as you gather around casual cafés, the retro country pub or stylish eateries.
Discover the produce goldmine of the monthly farmers’ market. Meet the makers at the Spring Fair in October or venture out for the agricultural attractions of the 158th Clunes Show this November.

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Zali Garrety
Zali Garrety
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When Zali Garrety isn't downing coffee and writing in her favourite cafes in Woodend, she's working with the stunning artisan businesses in the region on their marketing and socials. She can also be spotted attempting to outrun her offspring on the tracks on Mount Macedon, bomb diving unsuspecting swimmers at Turpin Falls and stuffing her face with some of the best food in Victoria in Piper St.