Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through streets, playgrounds and reserves. You will proceed alongside Jerrabomberra Creek and around the wetlands.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Region: South Canberra.

Information about the Suburb: Narrabundah was established in 1947 after being delayed by World War II. ‘Narrabundah’ is a Ngunnawal word meaning ‘bird of prey’, celebrated in the sculpture in the park opposite the Narrabundah shops. The name Narrabundah was taken from the parish of Narrabundah, a part of the cadastral division of Murray. The present suburb Narrabundah was part of the original Parish of Queanbeyan. Its streets were initially named with numbers, but have since been renamed, with Indigenous culture, as well as white explorers and pioneers as the inspiration. While early Canberra suburbs had mainly been built for public servants relocating from Melbourne, Narrabundah became Canberra’s first blue collar suburb, housing mainly workers in construction and printing.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed down Sturt St turn into Boolimba Cr then park on the R opposite the Shops. Meet at the corner of Iluka St and Kootara Cr.

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

  1. At the corner of Iluka St and Kootara Cr, facing away from the Shops, go L along Kootara Cr.
  2. Pass Anembo St twice on your R.
  3. Pass Nimbin St on your R.
  4. Pass tennis courts on your L.
  5. Pass Nimbin St on your R.
  6. Go R onto a grassy area and through a basketball court to pick up a dirt track with Narrabundah Neighbourhood Oval on your L.
  7. Proceed onto a concrete path to pass a playground on your R.
  8. Go R on a bitumen path beside houses on your L.
  9. Go L on a bitumen path between houses.
  10. Go L onto (Wambool St).
  11. Cross over Matina St and continue straight ahead to the end of Matina St.
  12. Continue straight ahead on a dirt track.
  13. Go R on a dirt track that runs beneath trees and behind houses on your R.
  14. Follow the track for quite a while.
  15. As the path comes out of trees, follow it around to your R. Ignoring a narrow dirt track forking off to your L.
  16. Just as the path enters another stand of trees, go L on a dirt road.
  17. Follow the track around with bushland on your L towards a playing field.
  18. Cross over a small storm water drain, then go L behind cricket nets and proceed clockwise around (Mill Creek Oval) and out to (Matina St).
  19. Go L onto (Matina St).
  20. Just past a bus stop, go L onto a concrete path and proceed clockwise all the way around the wetlands on your R.
  21. Proceed L out of the wetlands on a concrete path.
  22. Go L onto (Matina St).
  23. After quite some distance, pass a bus stop and then at the Boombanulla Oval sign, turn R to follow a fence line and then L to continue following the fence.
  24. Just after passing a house/building on your L, cross a small road and continue into the park beneath trees with (Goyder St) on your R.
  25. Cross over Jerrabomberra Av and continue straight ahead along Goyder St on your R.
  26. Pass Caley Cr on your R and pick up a concrete path that winds gradually uphill.
  27. Just before a bus shelter go R on a concrete path running between numbers 284 and 286 Goyder St.
  28. Go L onto (Finniss Cr).
  29. Pass Johnston St on your R.
  30. Cross over Sprent St and continue straight ahead up (Finniss St).
  31. Cross over Logan St.
  32. Go R up a dirt track between houses and into parkland.
  33. Proceed across the park towards (Carnegie Cr) passing a playground on your L.
  34. Go R onto (Carnegie Cr).
  35. Pass Scott St on your R.
  36. Cross over Caley St.
  37. Cross over Walker Cr.
  38. Cross over (Captain Cook Cr) and proceed R over to (Jerrabomberra Sportsground).
  39. Pick up a dirt road that runs clockwise around the outside of the oval.
  40. Continue on the dirt road until it meets (Sturt Av).
  41. Cross over Sturt Av and continue straight ahead down Karloo St.
  42. Cross over (Arunta St) and continue straight ahead on a concrete path between houses.
  43. Continue straight ahead on the path crossing over (Bundeela St) and (Mindarie St).
  44. Go R onto (Lumeah St).
  45. Go L onto Bareena St.
  46. At its end go L at number 10 on a concrete path across a reserve.
  47. Cross over (Boolimba Cr) and back to the Shops.