Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the Shops through streets, playgrounds and reserves.
Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 40 minutes. CHECK
Information about the Suburb: Palmerston was established in 1994 and named after George Thomas Palmer (1784–1854) who established a settlement in the Canberra region in 1826 called Palmerville, which was later renamed Ginninderra. Its streets are named after mountains and mountain ranges of Australia.
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To get to the start of the walk proceed north along Gunghalin Dr crossing over the Barton Highway. Turn L into Kosciusko Ave. Just past the Palmerston Primary School, turn R into Tiptree Cr then immediately R and into the car park in front of the Shops.
Note that streets in brackets means there is no street sign at this point of the walk.
- Facing the Shops, proceed down the L hand side on a concrete path straight ahead towards a playground.
- Go R on a concrete path around a playground on your L to and through the Kosciuszko Av underpass.
- Go R at a sign saying Yalga Cl.
- Go R onto Namadgi Cct.
- Pass Manna Cl on your R.
- Go R onto Namadgi Cct.
- Go L onto Kosciuszko Av.
- Go L onto Grampians St.
- Go R onto Bimberi Cr.
- Go R onto Spec Pl and proceed R up steps to a playground.
- Go L on a concrete path across the top of (Feathertop St), then L down between houses.
- Pass through the ends of (Buderim Pl) and (Ellen Pl) on your L and (Solus Pl) on your R.
- Proceed down to Bimberi Cr and cross over it into a playground on a concrete path.
- Pass the playground on your R.
- Go R on a bitumen path alongside a storm water drain on your L.
- Proceed up through the Kosciuszko Av underpass.
- Follow the path all the way to a T junction and go L to follow a bitumen path through another Kosciuszko Av underpass.
- Pass a playground on your L.
- Just past (Cradle Cl) on your L and before reaching the Gundaroo Dr underpass, near the end of houses, go R on a concrete path over to (Augustus Cl).
- Proceed down (Augustus Cl).
- Go R onto Augustus Cl up to Buller Cr.
- Go L onto Buller Cr.
- Pass Coree Pl, Ariah Pl, and Painter Pl on your L.
- Go L onto Kosciusko Av.
- Go R onto Amarina St.
- Pass Domain St on your L.
- Go L onto Sugarloaf Cir to pass parkland on your R.
- Pass Domain St and Potters Ln on your L
- Go L onto Haystack Cr.
- Opposite number 38 proceed L on a concrete path.
- Go immediately R on a bitumen path.
- Go R at a white/blue sign to Palmerston Shops/Belconnen leaving a playground back over to your L.
- Follow a bitumen path then when it starts to go around to your L, veer R on a concrete path to continue alongside Sugarloaf Cir.
- Pass Mt Warning Cr on your L.
- Pass Burbidge Cr on your L.
- Go L on a concrete path through a park with a seat over to your L.
- Take a concrete path from the R hand end of the park as it zig zags downhill.
- Go L onto (Mt Warning Cr) and follow it around and up to Sugarloaf Cir.
- Go R onto Sugarloaf Cir.
- Go R on a concrete path with a reserve on your L.
- Go R on a bitumen path and follow it downhill to a T junction.
- Go L at a white/blue sign to Palmerston Shops.
- Pass a sign saying To Mainwaring Rich Cct.
- Pass (Bunya Cl) on your R.
- Go L on a concrete path and up (Elvire Pl).
- Go R onto Mt Warning Cr.
- Go R on a concrete path with houses on your L.
- Pass behind a playing field on your R.
- Go L onto (Kosciusko Av) at a bus stop.
- Go R on a concrete path between houses.
- Proceed up (Hale Pl).
- Pass a playground over to your L.
- Go R onto Weddin Cct.
- Go R onto Ippia Pl.
- Proceed out on a concrete path between houses.
- Cross over (Kosciusko Av) and go L.
- Pass Bollard St on your L.
- Pass Tinderry Cct on your L.
- Before an iron railing bridge veer R on a concrete path,
- Pass the (Kosciusko Av) underpass on your L.
- Go R on a concrete path to pass a playground on your R.
- Go L on a concrete path back up to the Shops.