Diamond Creek

A gentle stroll that follows the true left bank of the creek to Lake Reid

 Difficulty: EASY

Time: 1.5hrs

Starting approximately 15 minutes from Kinloch on the Routeburn-Glenorchy road, the Diamond Creek walk is a gentle stroll.  The creek is a very popular stream with fisherman and avid birders, and the track will take you all the way to Lake Reid which is small and shallow, containing a good stock of brown trout. Any anglers considering wading are warned that the sediment layers in this lake can be deceptively thick.

Diamond creek mainly holds large brown trout, however a few rainbows have been caught on the occasion. Chinook salmon enter the stream throughout April and May. Fly fishing is the best method for fishing the creek as weed growth tends to make spin fishing quite tricky.

This track gives excellent opportunities for viewing waterfowl and views up to Paradise and the Dart Valley. Dogs are welcome on this track but must be on a leash and have an up-to-date sheep measles vaccination.