Rated as one of WA’s Top 10 Instagram spots, a trip to Black Diamond Lake near Allanson (5km west of the of Collie) is a must with its vibrant, blue waters creating a photo frenzy. Black Diamond is best experienced on a clear, sunny day with the light creating some of the bluest water you will ever see.
It was formerly an open cut mine site that ceased operation in the 1950s – so, check the water quality before diving in! Otherwise, it’s perfect for a dip, SUP, canoeing and kayaking. The lake has also become extremely popular with visitors bringing inflatable floats, because who wouldn’t want to simply lay back and enjoy the beauty?
There are no toilets or potable water and only limited rubbish facilities provided at Black Diamond. Please also respect the rehabilitation efforts by observing sign-posted revegetation areas and keeping clear.
There is strictly no camping allowed at Black Diamond. Rangers patrol during busy periods and have the capacity to issue on-the-spot fines. Campers are encouraged to use Stockton Lake, also a stunning open cut mine, 8km east of Collie where camping is permitted and toilet, picnic and barbeque facilities are provided.