Coombs

Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through streets, reserves, playgrounds, Judy Harris Park, around Holdens Creek pond, and through Coombs Park. There are a few steps on this walk.

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

Region: Molonglo Valley.

Information about the Suburb: Coombs was established in 2010 and named after H. C. “Nugget” Coombs, a prominent public servanteconomist, and the first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Its streets are named after persons notable for public service.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed west out along Cotter Road past Streeton Dr. At the next lights continue straight ahead on John Gorton Dr. Go R into Fred Daly Av. L into Fairhall St and park in the shopping centre car park on your L.

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

  1. Facing away from the Shops, proceed L out to the corner of Blackmore and Fairhall Sts.
  2. Cross over Fairhall St and up a concrete path.
  3. Go L on a concrete path and follow it through to the Uriarra Track sign.
  4. Continue along the path and just before Colbung St go L and then cross over Fairhall St.
  5. Continue down a bitumen path alongside Colbung St.
  6. Pass a concrete path and a picnic table on your L.
  7. Continue around to your R.
  8. Take the R fork with a pond straight ahead in the distance.
  9. When the path meets Colbung St, cross over and proceed alongside Edgeworth Pde.
  10. Go L through a gate on the other side of Edgeworth Pde and follow a concrete path around to your L.
  11. Go R over a low bridge.
  12. Go R on a concrete path.
  13. Go L on a concrete path uphill.
  14. Go R onto (Southcott View).
  15. Go L onto Tefler St.
  16. Go L on a concrete path into Judy Harris Park.
  17. Pass a playground on your L.
  18. Go R on a concrete path.
  19. Go R onto Tefler St.
  20. Pass Trask St on your L.
  21. Cross over Southcott View and proceed on a concrete path.
  22. Go R on a bitumen path.
  23. Go L on a concrete path.
  24. Go L on a bitumen path and proceed all the way around the pond on your R.
  25. Opposite a bridge, go L on a concrete path.
  26. Go L up steps, cross over Edgeworth Pde and go L.
  27. Follow all the way alongside Edgeworth Pde on your L.
  28. Pass Fairhall St, Stand Davey St, Yorston St, Kilgariff St and Scotford St on your R.
  29. Go R down the centre of Fred Daly Ave.
  30. Pass Willesee Rise and Haviland St on your L.
  31. Go L onto Buttfield St.
  32. Cross over Alcorso Vista and enter a park on a concrete path.
  33. Go R on a concrete path up to a playground and picnic tables on your R.
  34. Go L onto Alcorso Vista.
  35. Go R onto Chipp St.
  36. Cross over Fred Daly Ave.
  37. Go L on a bitumen path down the centre of Fred Daly Ave.
  38. Pass Janine Haines Tce and Ken Tribe St on your L.
  39. Pass through the Jogalong Track signs.
  40. Go L onto Castan St.
  41. Pass Ingold St on your R.
  42. Go R onto Bakewell St.
  43. Pass Laffan St on your L.
  44. Go L onto Madgwick St.
  45. Go R on a bitumen path.
  46. Go L on a bitumen path all the way around the pond on your R.
  47. Go L on a concrete path.
  48. Go L on a concrete path.
  49. Go R at an exercise station and proceed into a playground passing it on your L.
  50. Proceed through a gate at the top of a playground.
  51. Go R onto Terry Connolly St.
  52. Pass Berndt Way on your L.
  53. Follow a concrete path down to your R.
  54. Go L on a bitumen path and over a bridge.
  55. Go L on a bitumen path as it goes away from the pond.
  56. Go L on a bitumen path past a playing field on your R.
  57. Go R to continue past a playing field on your R.
  58. Take the L fork down through the (Woodberry Av) underpass.
  59. Go sharp R on a concrete path.
  60. Go L onto (Woodberry Av).
  61. Pass Toner St and Gustin St on your L.
  62. Go R on a concrete path to cross over Beecroft St.
  63. Proceed into a park with seats and picnic tables.
  64. Proceed up the L-hand steps.
  65. Cross over Fred Daly Av and back to the Shops.