Trousers Point Tasmania

Ten top Aussie destinations you've never heard of

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, Lee Atkinson shares her discovery of 10 places, from Tasmania to the Torres Strait and well beyond Bourke, that are worth getting back on the road for.

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Clunes - Fast Facts

Clunes
Historic goldmining town full of charm
Clunes was the site of Victoria's first gold strike. It is located in a steep valley surrounded by rounded hills which are actually extinct volcanoes (they can best be seen 3 km south along the road to Ballarat). It also happens to be one of the most intact 19th-century towns in the Central Goldfields boasting numerous sandstone, bluestone and brick buildings. Fraser St, the commercial centre, is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original store-fronts and distinctive verandahs, and lined with oak and elm trees planted last century. Film devotees may recognise Fraser St as, like the railway station, it was used in one of the Mad Max films.

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Clunes - Eat

Clunes
Historic goldmining town full of charm
Clunes was the site of Victoria's first gold strike. It is located in a steep valley surrounded by rounded hills which are actually extinct volcanoes (they can best be seen 3 km south along the road to Ballarat). It also happens to be one of the most intact 19th-century towns in the Central Goldfields boasting numerous sandstone, bluestone and brick buildings. Fraser St, the commercial centre, is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original store-fronts and distinctive verandahs, and lined with oak and elm trees planted last century. Film devotees may recognise Fraser St as, like the railway station, it was used in one of the Mad Max films.

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Clunes - Sleep

Clunes
Historic goldmining town full of charm
Clunes was the site of Victoria's first gold strike. It is located in a steep valley surrounded by rounded hills which are actually extinct volcanoes (they can best be seen 3 km south along the road to Ballarat). It also happens to be one of the most intact 19th-century towns in the Central Goldfields boasting numerous sandstone, bluestone and brick buildings. Fraser St, the commercial centre, is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original store-fronts and distinctive verandahs, and lined with oak and elm trees planted last century. Film devotees may recognise Fraser St as, like the railway station, it was used in one of the Mad Max films.

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Clunes - Places to See

Clunes
Historic goldmining town full of charm
Clunes was the site of Victoria's first gold strike. It is located in a steep valley surrounded by rounded hills which are actually extinct volcanoes (they can best be seen 3 km south along the road to Ballarat). It also happens to be one of the most intact 19th-century towns in the Central Goldfields boasting numerous sandstone, bluestone and brick buildings. Fraser St, the commercial centre, is wide and elegant, full of 19th-century shops with original store-fronts and distinctive verandahs, and lined with oak and elm trees planted last century. Film devotees may recognise Fraser St as, like the railway station, it was used in one of the Mad Max films.

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