Clunes is located 20 kilometres north-east of Lismore. It was a staging post on the Lismore to Bangalow Road where the famous north coast dairy industry was first established. The village is named after an early engineer, Robert Mortimer Clunes, however it is fitting that Clunes is a Gaelic word meaning 'pleasant place'. There are some beautiful north coast houses and some fine early Australian church architecture. Clunes has a well stocked general store and bottle shop, cafe, native nursery and a wonderful vintage shop, The Old Romantic Shack which is full of amazing treasures.