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“Dating back to the gold rush days”

Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Clunes is mostly a heritage-listed town dating back to the gold rush days.

I love the character of this old town with many still original storefronts.

You can imagine you are in an old western movie set but this is real.

This is my second visit to this lovely old town.

Some worthwhile buildings to visit include the London Chartered Bank (1871) and Italianate Post Office (1878)

I enjoyed Widow Twankey's which has a collection of the older style lollies and chocolates and O’haras serves up a nice coffee.

Thank tommomelbourne
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

What amazing and grand historic buildings! We were surprised to learn that Clunes was actually the first place that gold was discovered in Victoria and that in some parts of the Creswick Creek, you can still see traces of gold. There was obviously a lot of money in Clunes back in the 1850's and 1860s. Every Victoria school-age child should be taken to see this area which played an important part of our history.

Thank Houlihan2
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Clunes township is made up of many old and spectacular buildings from the very rich gold rush history of the region. The shops offer many old collectables and especially books which Clunes has become famous for. A new timber fabrication business has set up to make some very interesting furniture, antique shops and a variety of general goods shown in an older style of presentation in keeping with the Clunes theme. Great day out at Clunes

Thank rodb780
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I spent half a Sunday on my own in Clunes and loved every minute of it! From the many bookshops, to the Farmers Market in the main street (second Sunday of each month), and the fascinating architecture everywhere, there was so much to absorb. The Clunes Museum offered intriguing insights into the town's history - including the first gold strike in Victoria. The ceramics exhibition was a real bonus, and I would love to be there in May for the Booktown Festival as well. Finished my visit with a relaxing stroll along the creek on the edge of town.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great town with excellent street scape. Plenty of interesting shops and cafe's lots of local character and influence.

Thank deepblue3036
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