Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through the streets, playgrounds and parkland and past Mawson Ponds.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Region: Woden Valley.

Information about the Suburb: Mawson was established in 1967 and named after the Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. Its streets have the theme of Antarctic exploration.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed south down Athlon Dr turn L into Mawson Dr, R into Heard St and park in the first car park on your R at Southlands Shops.

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

  1. Proceed back out to (Heard St) and go L.
  2. Go R onto Mawson Dr.
  3. Take the first R onto Mount Evans St.
  4. Go L onto Heard St.
  5. Follow it around passing Mawson Pl and Mawson District Playing Fields on your R.
  6. At the end of the playing fields go R down a concrete path.
  7. Take the L fork on a concrete path passing a seat on your L.
  8. Pass a playground on your L.
  9. After the playground go L on a concrete path passing a seat on your L and head towards a bus shelter.
  10. Go L onto (Wilkins St).
  11. Go R onto Hoadley St.
  12. Pass MacRobertson St and Hoseason St on your L.
  13. Go R onto Shackleton St.
  14. Pass Pasco St on your R.
  15. Go R onto Jelbart St.
  16. Go R onto Hodgeman St.
  17. Go L onto Mawson Dr.
  18. Go R onto Debenham St.
  19. Pass Bage Pl on your L and Stillwell Pl on your R.
  20. Go R down a bitumen path.
  21. Go L on a bitumen path.
  22. Pass a bridge on your R.
  23. Go L onto Colbeck St.
  24. Pass Debenham St, Rymill Pl and Joyce Pl on your L.
  25. Pass Markham St and then some shops on your R.
  26. Go R onto Ashworth St.
  27. Go L onto Enderby St.
  28. Just after number 222, go L on a concrete path going uphill and around to a park.
  29. Go R on a concrete path going downhill through the park passing a playground over to your R.
  30. Go R onto (Hurley St).
  31. Pass Enderby St on your R. Note the rainbow painted house at number 35.
  32. Go L into Bride Pl.
  33. Proceed out from its end on a bitumen path.
  34. Go L on a bitumen path. Continue along past Mawson Ponds on your R. Note Mt Taylor over to your R.
  35. Veer L on a concrete path at a white/blue sign to Southlands 0.4.
  36. Veer L on a concrete path and cross over (Mawson Dr) back to the Shops.