Le Roys Bush | Little Shoal Bay
The main entrance is at 251 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead (opposite the library). The boardwalk follows the stream down to the Onewa Road track and across a waterfall and into the valley floor where one footbridge leads down the valley to Little Shoal Bay. The entrance from Hinemoa Street near Le Roy Terrace is closed for kauri protection.
The Little Shoal Bay track runs alongside the upper wetland down to cross tracks between Valley Road and Glade Place. Following down the valley, the track runs above the north side of the lower wetlands to a junction. Continue straight ahead to Wilding Ave or cross the fields to Little Shoal Bay itself.
The viewing platform, Kaimataara õ Wai Manawa, is located up on Birkenhead Avenue and provides panoramic views of Le Roys Bush, Rangitoto and looking east and south across Auckland.
Little Shoal Bay is a destination on its own, having a picnic area with BBQ, a small beach for swimming at high tide, a playground and over the road, a tennis court and basketball court.