Five free things to do in Clunes


The historic town of Clunes is know for its rich history & stunning streetscape. Clunes is an international Booktown & the site of the first gold strike in the Victorian gold rush. Take some time to explore this historic town with our guide of five free things to do in Clunes.



Clunes Creek Walk

The walking track meanders alongside Creswick Creek, through parklands, and up to the lookout for panoramic views of the town.

This leisurely stroll is perfect for children and families. Along the route find a playground, secluded picnic spots and discover the history of the area.




Lunaris – Interactive Public Art

Lunaris is a moon that you can touch, turn and even walk on, right here on earth.

An AR application will allow you to explore the moon with your smart device, turning the circular paved arena alive with lunar layers to when you direct your smart device camera at it.





Historic Streetscape

Almost the entire town of Clunes is heritage-listed & many grand old buildings can be found in the town, dating back to the gold rush days. The history is perfectly illustrated with a visit to Fraser Street. Fraser St is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original storefronts and distinctive verandas. Make sure you stop by the historic Clunes Museum in Collins Place, to discover the history in more detail.



Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown, with its annual Booktown Festival in May. Clunes is a Booktown all year round & offers a free series of writer talks on the third Sunday of the month – known as Booktown on Sunday.

It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops.



Clunes Scenic Drive & Lookout

Take this stunning scenic drive over Creswick Creek, past the historic mine sites to the lookout, which provides beautiful views over the town and surrounding countryside.

Information boards along the drive give some insight into the past, including one that compares photos from the 1800’s the views of today.