Clunes’ Fraser Street has again been transformed for the small screen, this time for the upcoming remake of the classic Picnic at Hanging Rock.
The 1967 Joan Lindsay novel which was turned into a film by Peter Weir in 1975 is being transformed into a six-part miniseries by Foxtel, which is due to be completed later this year.
While much of the filming centres around the Macedon Ranges like the original film, series producer Ewan Burnett said the authenticity of Fraser Street was a huge drawcard.
“(The street) gives us the perfect look for the late 19th century without having to try,” Mr Burnett said.
“We looked at Woodend where it’s set but its pretty much a modern town and doesn’t allow us to cover the whole of the road with dirt like it would have been.
“Hopefully it will attract people to places like Clunes.”
The two-day shoot is not the first time Clunes has been used for television and film, with production in the town dating back to the 1979 Mel Gibson classic Mad Max.
In 2002 the town was used as the set for a bank robbery in Ned Kelly, while in more recent years Australian and international productions such as Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Leftovers have made the most of the unique setting.