Diamond Creek Trail extension opens to public

The second stage of the highly anticipated Diamond Creek Trail extension – running between Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge – has been opened to the public this week.

The new section, achieved through a combination of local and state government funds, runs from Wilson Reserve in Wattle Glen to the Hurstbridge High Oval on Graysharps Road, running parallel with the Diamond creek in many places.

The first stage of the Diamond Creek Trail extension - between Wattle Glen and the suburb of Diamond Creek - was completed in 2021. This newly unveiled second stage of the trail adds a further 3.2 km to its total length, now offering riders a 15km continuous path between Hurstbridge and Eltham.

“This has been one of the biggest capital works projects we’ve undertaken in the Shire and it’s been a fantastic collaborative effort between the Victorian Government, Council and the community,” said Nillumbik Council Mayor Frances Eyre.

People now have the opportunity to enjoy a day of bike riding by taking the train out to Hurstbridge and making the scenic trip back to Eltham against the backdrop of paperbarks and box gums. You might even catch a kangaroo or two on the way!

Enthusiastic riders thirsty for more mileage can then link with the Plenty River Trail or even take the Main Yarra Trail all the way into the CBD.

The trail will likely offer a sizeable boost in tourism to the Wattle Glen and Hurstbridge townships, which already enjoy a high level of activity from riders whipping through to Kinglake.

“This is something our community and Council championed for over many years and it’s wonderful to see the dream finally become a reality,” Cr Eyre said.

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