Sunbury Loop via Rupertswood & Clarke Oval

Sunbury Village Green Fountain, Cnr Brook & O'Shannessy Streets, Sunbury

Sunbury Loop via Rupertswood & Clarke Oval

Sunbury Village Green Fountain, Cnr Brook & O'Shannessy Streets, Sunbury
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1 h 7 m
4.52 km
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Walk from Sunbury's village green fountain, through the birthplace of the Ashes, Clarke Oval and central Sunbury back to the village green fountain.

Sunbury Loop via Rupertswood & Clarke Oval

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Check out some of the historic and modern sights of Sunbury. A regular walk taken by the Sunbury Sons & Daughters Heart Foundation walking group.

Starting at the Village Green fountain head north up O’Shanassy Street towards Macedon Street. Cross O’Shanassy Street at the Macedon Street Intersection and head west up Macedon Street towards the pedestrian crossing (traffic lights). Cross Macedon Street at the Traffic Lights then head west towards the Gates of Salesian College (Rupertswood).

Walk north down the entrance road past the Gatehouse and the vineyard on the left.
**Important – Beware of traffic as this road is open to the public and is best avoided during peak before and after school times.**

Continue past the manmade lake and turn left at the footpath to head towards the rail bridge. Follow this path under the rail bridge and veer to the left when there is a fork in the footpath heading west towards Racecourse Road.

At Racecourse Road head south past Sunbury College. Cross Racecourse Road at the children’s crossing.
Follow the path towards Macedon Street and turn right at Riddell Road.

Public Toilets:
Available at Clarke Oval, O'Shanassy Street (Between Brook & Station Street) Sunbury Square Shopping Centre in Evans Street


Points of Interest

1. Starting Point - Sunbury Fountain

Sunbury fountain. This recently upgraded fountain looks fantastic at night.

2. Sunbury Village Green

Home of many public events including regular markets, ANZAC day and other RSL ceremonies. Hosts the annual Sunfest Festival in March.

3. Sunbury Community Health Centre

Sunbury's local not for profit community health centre. On the original Sunbury Primary School site.

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4. Macedon Street pedestrian crossing

Use the traffic lights to cross busy Macedon Street

5. The Lodge (Gatekeeper's House) - Rupertswood Estate

The Lodge, a gatekeeper’s house built in 1875 to match the Rupertswood mansion. Now a cafeteria.

6. Rupertswood - Birthplace of the Ashes

Rupertswood is a mansion and one of the largest houses constructed in Victoria. It is home to Salesian College, Rupertswood Football Netball Club and Rupertswood Cricket Club.

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7. Historic bassalt rail bridge

Constructed c.1859 on the Melbourne-Bendigo line for the Victorian Railways.

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8. Racecourse Road pedestrian crossing

Take care crossing the road, use the pedestrian crossing.

9. Riddell Road underground pedestrian crossing

Use the underground pedestrian crossing to cross Riddell Road. Take care as this can get flooded if it has rained.

10. Lions Park (Sunbury Recreation Reserve)

An Access for All playspace, pathways through the park allow better entry and access by wheelchairs. The park has two shelters, picnic settings with seating and BBQs and exercise equipment.

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11. Sunbury Bowls Club

To the right you will see the Sunbury Bowls Club

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12. Clarke Oval

Home of the Sunbury Lions Football Netball Club, Sunbury Cricket Club, the annual Sunbury Agricultural show (October) and Sunbury Canine show (Melbourne Cup Weekend)

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13. Sunbury Skate Park

Sunbury Skate Park

14. Sunbury BMX Track

The Sunbury BMX track is home to the Sunbury BMX club. The track is available except for training and competition times.

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15. Sunbury Lawn Tennis Club

Home of the Sunbury Lawn Tennis Club

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16. Horne Street pedestrian crossing

Turn left and use the traffic lights to cross busy Horne Street

17. Sunbury Station pedestrian bridge

Use the steps or ramps to cross the Melbourne - Bendigo railway line

18. Ashes Heroes

Four cricketers' busts celebrate and acknowledge Sunbury’s historical role as The Birthplace of ‘The Ashes’. The cricketers’ busts were unveiled as part of Sunbury’s 175th Anniversary celebrations.

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19. Rotary Sunbury Clock Tower

Resembling a cricket ball knocking over three stumps. This clock tower illuminates at night.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets


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