Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through the streets, reserves and playgrounds and around the wetland.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Region: North Canberra.

Information about the Suburb: Dickson was established in 1928 and named after Sir James Dickson (1832–1901) who was a Queensland advocate of Australian Federation and one of the founders of the Australian Constitution.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed up Northbourne Ave, turn R into Antill St and R into Badham St. Pass the first Dickson Pl on your L and Woolley St on your R. L into the second Dickson Pl and R into the car park. Meet on the corner of Badham St and Dickson Pl opposite number 5 Badham St.

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

  1. Proceed along Dickson Pl from Badham St.
  2. From the end of Dickson Pl, cross over Cowper St and go R.
  3. Go L onto a bitumen path that runs alongside a storm water drain on your L.
  4. Follow the path for quite a while until you see a viewing platform on your R.
  5. Go R onto a concrete path where tall light towers define the beginning of playing fields on your L.
  6. Follow a concrete path anti-clockwise around the pond keeping on the path closest to the water.
  7. Go R back onto the bitumen path with playing fields over to your L.
  8. Go R onto (Majura Av).
  9. Pass Officer Cr on your L.
  10. Go R onto Dutton St.
  11. Go L onto Eady St.
  12. Go L onto Dutton St.
  13. Pass a playground on your R.
  14. Go R onto Majura Av.
  15. Go R onto Hawdon St.
  16. Go L onto Ruse St.
  17. Go R onto Marsden St.
  18. Pass Kernot St on your L.
  19. Cross over Bates St.
  20. Cross over Davenport St and continue straight ahead into Archer St.
  21. Opposite number 24 go R down a concrete path behind houses.
  22. Go L onto (Wilshire St).
  23. Go R onto (Hope St).
  24. Cross over Cowper St and continue straight ahead .
  25. Go L onto Stockdale St.
  26. Just past number 49, go R down a concrete path towards a basketball practice court and a playground on your R.
  27. Go L onto (Hope St).
  28. Go R onto Doorling St.
  29. Go R onto Moncrieff St.
  30. Pass both entrances to Lowrie St on your L.
  31. Go L onto Morphett St.
  32. Pass Challis St on your R.
  33. Go R at an unnamed road and proceed over towards a storm water drain.
  34. Cross over a storm water drain on a metal grid bridge.
  35. Go R onto a bitumen path.
  36. Cross over Challis St and continue on a bitumen path.
  37. Go L onto Dickson Pl to its T-junction with Badham St and the end of the walk.