Walk Features: This loop walk takes you from the O’Connor Shops through the streets, playgrounds and parks including Haig Park. It also proceeds alongside Sullivans Creek. Some of the walk is along dirt tracks.

Duration of the walk: About 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Region: North Canberra.

Information about the Suburb: Turner was established in 1928 and named after Sir George Turner, a Federalist, legislator and one of the founders of the Australian Constitution. He was a Premier of Victoria, and later Federal Treasurer under prime ministers Barton, Deakin and Reid. Its streets are named mostly named after writers, legislators and pioneers.

Walk Directions

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To get to the start of the walk proceed up Northbourne Av go L into Macarthur Av then L into David St, R Macpherson St, R Sargood St and park at O’Connor Shops.

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

  1. Proceed out on Sargood St to David St passing a toilet block on your R.
  2. Cross over David St and go L.
  3. Cross over a storm water drain (Sullivans Creek) on an iron railing bridge.
  4. Go R on a bitumen path and proceed alongside (Sullivans Creek) on your R and a playground and playing field on your L.
  5. Cross over Condamine St and continue straight ahead on a bitumen path.
  6. Go L alongside Greenway St under trees within Haig Park.
  7. Continue straight ahead towards the end of the park passing two sets of picnic tables on your R.
  8. Cross over a concrete path and pass Macleay St on your L.
  9. Cross over a concrete path and pass Forbes St on your L.
  10. Go R on a concrete path alongside (Northbourne Av).
  11. Go R at Masson St and proceed through the park underneath trees. On the way pass Moore St on your L, cross over a concrete path, pass picnic tables on your R, pass Macleay St on your L, cross over a concrete path, pass Turner Scout Hall and pass Watson St on your L.
  12. Turn L on a bitumen path.
  13. Cross over (Masson St) and continue straight ahead for quite a while on a bitumen path passing Gould St, (McKay Lane) and (McKay Gdns) twice on your L as the path runs alongside Watson St on your L.
  14. Go R at (Barry Dr) to cross over (Sullivan’s Ck) and pass (North Oval) on your R.
  15. Go R at McCaughey St and continue straight ahead on a bitumen path with North Oval on your R.
  16. Pass a bus stop.
  17. Cross over Masson St then go L to cross over McCaughey St onto a dirt track into (Haig Park).
  18. Pass seats.
  19. Go L at Hackett Gardens.
  20. Then go L at (Hackett Gardens) to pass a playground over on your R.
  21. Just past the playground, pass (Hackett Gardens) road on your R and continue straight ahead.
  22. At number 1A go R on a concrete path and proceed alongside (Bolderwood St on your L.
  23. Cross over Frogatt St on your L.
  24. Pass a bus shelter.
  25. Turn R into Ridley St.
  26. Go R onto Knibbs St.
  27. Go R at Frogatt St.
  28. Go L onto Masson St with (Haig Park) on your L.
  29. At Hackett Gardens on your R, go L on a concrete path.
  30. Cross over a bridge and continue on the concrete path.
  31. Go R on Ormond St which runs into Condamine St.
  32. Pass tennis practice walls on your R.
  33. Pass Stawell St on your L and Turner Tennis Club and a playground on your R.
  34. Go L at McCaughey St and past a bus stop.
  35. Cross over David St.
  36. Go R into Sargood St and back to the Shops.