Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through playgrounds, parkland and around Stranger Pond.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Region: Tuggeranong.

Information about the Suburb: Bonython was established in 1989 and named after Sir John Langdon Bonython, the owner of The Advertiser (Adelaide) who promoted Federation, and was a member of the first Australian parliament. The suburb was initially to be known as “Stranger”. Its streets are named after South Australians, especially journalists.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed south down the Tuggeranong Parkway and Drakeford Dr. Go through the large roundabout. Then take the first R into Barr-Smith Av, L into Hurtle Av and park at the Shops on your L.

Note that streets in brackets means there is no street sign at this point of the walk.

  1. From the Shops go L along (Hurtle Av) passing Bonython Primary School on your L.
  2. Go L onto Bardolph St.
  3. Pass Dashwood Rt and Morice Pl on your R.
  4. Go R a concrete path between houses.
  5. Pass a playground on your L and continue straight ahead.
  6. Cross over (Southwood Rt).
  7. Cross over (Hurtle Av) at a bus stop.
  8. Pass a playground on your L and continue straight ahead.
  9. Go R onto Noarlunga Cr.
  10. Pass Bagshaw Pl on your L, Hocking Pl and Wuronga Hill on your R, Western Hill on your L, Hare Pl on your R and Mayfield Hill on your L.
  11. Go L onto Hurtle Av.
  12. Go L onto Ebenezer St.
  13. Opposite number 10 go L through a red gate onto a gravel fire trail running uphill with houses on your R and then downhill.
  14. Pass a car park over to your R and continue downhill.
  15. At a junction in the trail continue straight ahead with houses on your R.
  16. Pass another grassy reserve on your R.
  17. At (Stranger Pond) go L on a dirt track.
  18. At the end of the lake go R on a fire trail.
  19. Cross a little iron bridge, pass through a gate and go around to your R on a dirt track.
  20. At a stone wall on your L proceed R down a concrete path and follow it along to the end of the pond, passing a picnic/barbecue shelter on your R.
  21. Cross over (Barr-Smith Av) at a kangaroo sign.
  22. Proceed down a dirt track across a water course and go L on a concrete path.
  23. Follow this path all the way along through a water course ignoring paths to your L and R.
  24. The path goes sharply around to your R and uphill to a large grassy area ahead.
  25. Go R on a concrete path to (Hanretty Pl) and proceed down the cul de sac.
  26. Go R onto Helen Mayo Cr.
  27. Cross over Kingscote Cr and proceed on a concrete path between houses.
  28. Go R onto (Clucas Pl).
  29. Go R onto (Bottrill St).
  30. Go L onto Kingscote St.
  31. Just before Coombe St on your R, go L on a concrete path.
  32. Pass a playground on your R and continue straight ahead.
  33. Proceed through the (Barr-Smith Av) underpass and continue straight ahead.
  34. Pass Bonython Primary School on your R and a playing field on your L.
  35. At the end of the playing field and school fence, go R on a concrete path.
  36. Proceed off the concrete path to keep close to the school fence.
  37. Follow the fence all the way back around to the Shops.