This walk takes you from the Eltham Railway Station along the Diamond Creek to the Eltham Lower Park where you will find the wonderful Diamond Valley (minature) Railway.
Link above is to Diamond Valley Railway.
This is a great walk, Heaps to see and lots of pionts to stop. The Diamond Valley Railway is really worth a visit, it has a wonderful atmosphere and the volunteers have made it a very special place. There are often about 10 trains running at once and it only costs $3 a ride (about 10 mins), how good is that!
Cross the tracks by going under the gloomy underpass.
Don't be put off by the ugly car park and watch out crossing the road!
Walk along Diamond St until you get to the path (gate in the fence), then you are set.
If it's winter, you might even get the chance to stop and watch some local footy.
The bridge was built in 1901 and is one of the last remaining on the Melbounre train network, it's a beauty!
The path snakes around the Diamond Creek (if you are very lucky, you might see a snake in summer).
I love this gate. Why is it there, what lies behind, does anyone know?
The path is a bit slippery here in Autumn and Winter because of the fallen rotten leaves, but beautiful nonetheless.
Wonderful big tree. Also there are toilets nearby. Look out for signs and paintings from the "Heidelberg School Artists Trail".
A nice clearing where there are often picnicners or people playing.
The first glimpse of the Diamond Valley Railway is the crossing on Main Rd.
There are lots a places to watch the trains, both diesel and steam engines. Better still, jump on and go for a ride, it is not expensive.