The township of Diamond Creek is 23 km north-east of central Melbourne, and just north of Eltham.
Diamond Creek, abutting its gently flowing namesake, is literally where town and country meet. The thriving business hub offers 120 established and nascent restaurants, retailers, supermarkets and professional services committed to their customers. It’s beautiful, too, evident on the Diamond Creek Trail, a gently undulating cyclist and pedestrian path through parklands, the creek valley and semi-rural suburbia. Country-style relaxation at the end of the Ring Road.
Diamond Creek is a settlement in the Diamond Valley and takes its name from a tributary of the Yarra River on account of crystalline stones observed on the creek bed. Originally called Nillumbik, Diamond Creek was included in the area claimed by John Batman's Port Phillip Association in 1835. The township has a history rich in gold mining and more recently was a thriving area for orchards. Its close proximity to Melbourne makes it a popular choice for people seeking a rural lifestyle with some proximity to the CBD and it is also popular with day-trippers.
Today there is plenty of history to explore such as Ellis Cottage, and many parks and reserves with wonderful access to cycle trails and walking paths. The village hosts a wide range of shops and cafes.