About this park
This park is named for the Diamond Tree which in 1939 was chosen as a fire lookout tree. In 1940, it was pegged and a cabin built at the top. It was one of the giants of the southern forests that foresters would climb to scan the landscape for the first signs of fire... smoke. It’s interesting to see how things were done before the introduction of spotter planes.
For safety reasons the Diamond Tree is permanently closed to climbing. The Diamond Tree picnic site and walk trail is still open and is an attractive lunch stop. When you visit, you can learn about the Diamond Tree and its past role as a fire lookout.
Diamond Tree is now permanently closed to climbing after expert assessments found rot in the base of the tree and recommended all climbing should cease.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Diamond State Forest.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Diamond State Forest.