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Diamond Creek

St Andrews is located in the Shire of Nillumbik and close to Hurstbridge, Eltham, Bundoora, Research, Kangaroo Ground and Panton Hill.

Diamond Creek, abutting its gently flowing namesake, is literally where town and country meet. The township is 23kms northeast of central Melbourne and north of Eltham.

Here you’ll find a variety of established and up-and-coming restaurants, retailers, supermarkets and professional services bringing much life and energy into the township.

It’s a scenic spot too, evident on the Diamond Creek Trail, a gently undulating cyclist and pedestrian path that meanders through parklands, the creek valley and semi-rural suburbia.

Diamond Creek 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.

Today, there is plenty of history to explore so make sure to include a visit to Ellis Cottage when in town. Diamond Creek's 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.