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 census, Clunes had a
population of 559 people.
Clunes is 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 a number of good local
services including: a general store & cafe,
petrol station, butcher, bookstore, nurseries
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 and Byron Bay. The village is
named after Robert Mortimer Clunes, an early
engineer in the dairying industry.