Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops along the streets and through Haig Park, Gilchrist Gardens and past the Ainslie Arts Centre.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Region: North Canberra.

Information about the Suburb: Braddon was established in 1922 and named after Sir Edward Braddon, a Federalist, legislator and a participant in the writing of the Australian Constitution. Its streets are named for Aboriginal words, legislators and pioneers.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed up Northbourne Ave, turn R into Ipima St, then L into Lowana St and park near the Shops (number 94) opposite the park.

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

  1. Proceed on a concrete path over the park.
  2. Pass seats and a playground on your L.
  3. Go R on a concrete path running alongside (Ijong St) on your L.
  4. Cross over Ipima St and continue straight ahead.
  5. Cross over Henty St.
  6. Veer R on a dirt track passing a red gate into (Haig Park).
  7. Just past a fence turn R onto a dirt track and follow it along with a fence on your R.
  8. Go L on a concrete path.
  9. Go L at public toilets on a short concrete path to proceed through the park alongside (Girrahween St) over on your R.
  10. Cross over a concrete path and continue straight ahead.
  11. Cross over (Torrens St) and go R.
  12. Cross over Girrahween St.
  13. Cross over Elouera St then go L.
  14. Pass Fawkner St and Elder St on your L.
  15. Go R onto Donaldson St passing an oval on your R.
  16. Go L into Currong St North.
  17. Go L on a concrete path that runs between numbers 60 and 58.
  18. Cross over a bitumen path.
  19. Just inside the park go R to circumnavigate the whole park within its boundary crossing over (Doonkuna St) which dissects the park.
  20. Leave the park by going R onto Doonkuna St.
  21. Cross over Donaldson St.
  22. Proceed alongside Elouera St past Ainslie Arts Centre on your R.
  23. Go R onto Elder St.
  24. Go R onto a playing field.
  25. Proceed anticlockwise around within the edge of the playing field.
  26. Back at the entrance to the playing field, go R on (Elder St).
  27. Go L on a concrete path to pass Braddon Tennis Club on your L.
  28. Cross over (Farrer St) and continue straight ahead on a concrete path.
  29. Cross over (Girrahween St) into Haig Park.
  30. Go R to follow the line of trees with (Girrahween St) on your R.
  31. Pass a small car park.
  32. Go L at Limestone Ave.
  33. Go L at Henty St.
  34. Pass a small car park.
  35. Go R at Wise St.
  36. Pass Merici College on your R and Helemon St on your L.
  37. Go L onto Ipima St.
  38. Go R onto Torrens St.
  39. Go R onto Ijong St.
  40. Go L onto Lowanna St.
  41. Pass Burra Pl on your L.
  42. Go L onto Dooring St.
  43. Proceed out from the end of Dooring St on a concrete path.
  44. Go R onto (Coolac Pl).
  45. Go L onto Lowanna St and proceed back to the start.