Clunes is a Booktown all year round and offers a FREE series of writer talks on the third Sunday of the month – known as Booktown on Sunday. The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown. It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops.
Each year, an army of local volunteers and a small team of staff, host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival, which attracts 18,000 people to enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids village, and good food.
Prani Glow Day Spa
Our philosophy at Prani glow is Mettā (Thai word derived from Pali) which means loving-kindness and compassion. Our treatments are based on the principles of rest, relaxation and improvement. Our selection includes signature massages inspired by the finest Thai traditions –ranging from gentle and relaxing to therapeutic, invigorating and revitalising. Our space has been carefully designed for maximal relaxation. When stepping into our treatment room, you will leave your day to day stress and tensions behind.
Our commitment to beauty and wellbeing is to solely use natural, ethical products for spa therapy. Prani Glow’s signature products are made from natural, sustainable, organic herbal ingredients. They contain no harmful or harsh chemicals and are not tested on animals. This ensures the uncompromised quality and effectiveness of our treatments.
Present Moments: massage & couples massage workshops
If you love the sound of a grounding and regenerating specialised treatment, what are you waiting for...
Present Moments - has therapeutic massage, facials and workshops that aim to integrate both Eastern and Western traditions into being in the present.
All treatments are in a private space with serene surroundings and wonderful wildlife. Aiming to assist guests on their own unique journey to health, harmony and wellness of spirit. To bring every 'body' into its natural state of equilibrium, working to nurture and teach about the wonderful gift of massage. Each treatment brings subtle energy work and incorporates a range of techniques to your treatment.
Treatments have a wholistic approach: therapeutic massage, tibetan sound healing massage, facials, singing bowl treatments and more.
A therapist for over 16 years, Simone is passionate in providing you with a personalised and professional treatment that will leave you relaxed-nurtured and stress free.
Calembeen Park Creswick
Calambeen Park has two beautiful lakes that are home to birdlife and displays of waterlilies. It was once the town’s Chinese camp in the goldmining days, now you can visit the park for walking, cycling, swimming, fishing and a favourite of locals and visitors alike, the now restored dive tower.
Calambeen Park is home to the public art piece ‘My Dearest’, which can be found by taking the walking trail around the lake.
Mount Franklin Reserve
Known as Lalgambook by the Djadja Wurrung people, Mt Franklin is a small volcanic crater that offers ideal place for a picnic or basic camping set amongst huge conifers and deciduous trees. Mount Franklin is a fine example of a breached scoria cone. The breach, through which the road now enters the crater, is thought to have been caused by a flow of lava breaking through the crater rim. Lava from Mount Franklin and other volcanoes in the area filled valleys and buried the goldbearing streams that became the renowned ‘deep leads’ of the gold mining era.
You can camp for short stays at Mt Franklin which is also suitable for caravans and motor homes on a first come first served basis. No fees apply. Toilets, fireplaces and washing water are provided.
For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.