Diamond Creek Trail – Eltham to Wattle Glen

We wanted to walk on the Diamond Creek Trail and return back by train for long time and finally we did it on King’s Birthday holiday.

We took a train to Eltham and started walking north.

There were a lot of cyclists and people with dogs. Soon we reached Eltham Adventure Playground.

Eltham North Adventure Playground
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Diamond Creek
Sheep grazing on grass
Diamond Creek, view from the bridge
You can see a windmill in the distance

Windmill House has interesting history.

The sign reads:

Diamond Creek to Wattle Glen

The 12.5km Diamond Creek Trail follows the Diamond Creek between Eltham and Hurstbridge. Joining with the Main Yarra Trail at the Yarra River, it provides a continuous 55km trail into the city.

This 2.5km section from Diamond Creek to Wattle Clen is a shared trail for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders and has three creek crossings.

The area has been roamed for centuries by the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri-willam clan of the Woi-wurrung- speaking people, and includes sites of significance.

The trail passes through forest dominated by manna gums (binap in traditional Woi-wurrung language). Keep an eye out for kangaroos (marram), wallabies (wimbi), echidnas (gawarn) and wombats (warin), or even a platypus (Dulaiwurrong) in the creek (yuluk).

Herberts Ruin, the remains of William Herbert’s 1861 stone house and stables, is evidence of Nillumbik’s pioneering days.

Dogs are allowed on leash
Eltham to Wattle Glen walk map

We reached Wattle Glen station pretty tired. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait long for the train. We walked 11 km total. The walk took us 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete. You can check recording of our walk on Strava website.

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