Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through streets, playgrounds, parkland, alongside Sullivans Creek and past the Banksia St Wetland.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Region: North Canberra.

Information about the Suburb: O’Connor was established in 1928 and named after Richard Edward O’Connor (1851–1912), who was a judge in the High Court and a founder of the Australian constitution. Its streets are named after explorers, Australian flora, legislators and pioneers.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed to O’Connor Shops on Sargood St which goes off Macpherson St. Meet at the corner of Bluebell and Macpherson Streets.

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

  1. From the corner of Blubell St and Macpherson St proceed down Bluebell St.
  2. Pass (Sargood St) on your R.
  3. Proceed out from (Bluebell St) on a concrete path then go R on a bitumen path.
  4. Almost immediately, veer L on a gravel path with wetlands on your L.
  5. Pass a playground on your R.
  6. At the end of the gravel path go R across the grass up to (David St).
  7. Go L to cross over the bridge.
  8. Go L on a bitumen path and follow it for quite a way with the (Sullivans Creek) on your L.
  9. Cross over Macarthur Av and continue straight ahead on the bitumen path.
  10. Go L on Wattle St across a bridge.
  11. Go L on a bitumen path with Sullivan’s Creek on your L.
  12. Pass Belah St on your R.
  13. Pass St Joseph’s Primary School on your L.
  14. Pass Belah St on your R.
  15. Cross over Hovea St.
  16. Pass a scout hall on your L and continue straight ahead on the bitumen path.
  17. Pass Hakea St on your R.
  18. Pass a playground and tennis courts both on your right.
  19. Go R on a concrete path and take the L fork into the Banksia St Wetlands and follow it around until it brings you back to the bitumen path which you continue along.
  20. Pass Myall St on your R.
  21. Cross over Miller St and continue straight ahead.
  22. Cross over (Bauhinia St).
  23. Go R on Dryandra St.
  24. Pass Kunzea St on your L.
  25. Just past number 146 go R on a concrete path and up steps between houses.
  26. Go R on (Wongoola Cl) and continue around to pass a playground up on your L.
  27. Go R on Lomandra St.
  28. Go L on Nardoo Cr.
  29. Pass Quandong St on your R.
  30. Go L on Miller St.
  31. Pass a bus stop.
  32. Cross over Scrivener St.
  33. Go R on Cianthus St.
  34. Pass Lobelia St, Grevillea St and Dianella St all on your R.
  35. Pass Correa St on your L.
  36. Opposite a playground on your L, go R on Caladenia St.
  37. Go R on Scrivener St.
  38. Pass Dianella St, Grevillea St and Lobelia St all on your R.
  39. Go L on Miller St.
  40. Pass Boronia Dr on your L.
  41. Pass a bus shelter.
  42. Pass Banksia St on your L.
  43. Pass Quandong St on your R.
  44. Pass Macarthur Av on your L.
  45. Opposite Hack St on your R go L on a concrete path into a park.
  46. Follow the path to the R hand side of the park then L through a playground then along the L hand side of the park.
  47. At the end of the park go R on a concrete path past a school on your L and down (Busby St).
  48. Go L on Tate St.
  49. Go R on Macpherson St.
  50. Go L on Moorhouse St.
  51. Pass Burt St on your L.
  52. Go R on Bluebell St and follow it around back to the Shops.