Clunes is a small village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 18 km northeast of Lismore In 2011, Clunes had a population of 947 people. Situated in hilly country, the volcanic soils provided by nearby Mount Warning allow for macadamia and coffee growing. Also nicknamed "The Holy City" because of the number of fine early Australian churches in the village. Clunes has good local services including a general store, petrol station, and an antiques shop. With lots of attractive North Coast federation houses in the district, the area is popular with people working in nearby Lismore. The village is named after Robert Mortimer Clunes, an early engineer in the dairying industry.
Along the Lismore-Bangalow Rd discover Clunes. It began as a staging post on the Lismore-Bangalow Road and is now renowned for its historical past and beauty. Named after an early engineer, Robert Mortimer Clunes, the village contains some fine examples of early Australian church architecture and North Coast federation homes feature throughout the district. The Clunes General Store was first established in 1898 and is an important resource for the population of 500+ residents, providing a post office, newsagency, pizza, cafe and liquor outlet in addition to general commodities. The Clunes Technology Centre, located on the old school site, has computer and internet-access and features annual art exhibitions and theatre productions.
Booyong Nature Reserve, around 10 minutes drive from the village, provides visitors with a short, circuit walk through a piece of natural history. This section of the Big Scrub, which once covered 75,000 hectares of Northern NSW, is one of the few remaining remnants of the rainforest in the area and is home to a colony of fruit bats. The district contains a variety of accommodation options, including unique B&B’s just outside the village. There is also a chance to experience dinner or lunch in an historic country pub, just down the hill in nearby Eltham.
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