Clermont and the Old Town
After that, the rush was on and in 1863 over 1000 miners were trying their luck in the local goldfields, basing their operations in Clermont. A doctor’s surgery, a local newspaper, banks, church and a hospital went up around this time.
Clermont continued to prosper but flooding was a problem. In 1916 a major flood caused vast destruction and loss of life, the town was rebuilt in a new location, where it stands today, but you can still visit Old Town and it has been re-established as a fascinating eyeglass into the past.
Today, the lagoon remains a popular spot for swimming and picnicking and many people visit to discover the history and visit the sites of our pioneering ancestors.
Clermont and the Old Town are fantastic places to take a leisurely walk, have a family barbecue and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re lucky you might also see a koala amongst the boughs of the gum trees.
It's a quiet, laidback outback town with more charm than you could poke a stick at, well worth a visit.
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