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The most amazing whole town bookshop in the world returns with a full weekend of activities for all ages.The annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, with 18,000 people expected to join the weekend of book browsing, author talks and an immersive new program for school students.Workshops for students by students and the creation of a Magazine in a Weekend will keep teenagers engaged, while all can enjoy talks by authors Hannah Kent (Burial Rites), Kate Grenville (The Lieutenant) and A.S. Patric (Black Rock, White City) and more. The regular crowd pleasers of live music, street entertainment and the kids festival area are back.There are several themes that flow throughout this year’s Festival. The first is women’s stories: what grows, changes, heals and is empowered when they're told? The second is the idea of belonging in Australia: what does it mean to belong in Australia today? Third is the sense of connection to land and place: from indigenous knowledge to permaculture, how connected are we?Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them.
From luxury hotels to secluded B&Bs, the accommodation options in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges are plentiful to suit a variety of holiday needs.
Visit immaculate gardens dotted around Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, find lush tranquil forests, rolling farmland, and natural mineral springs.
End your visit to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges with bounty from farm gates and provedores, vintage collectibles, or local art from a gallery.
Give your next road trip a boost by taking in the history, gourmet food and wine and relaxing mineral spring waters of Hepburn Springs and surrounds.