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Le Roys Bush and Little Shoal Bay Reserve

Le Roys Bush is one of those reserves that provides (among other things) the nicest possible way to walk between neighborhoods.  It connects with Little Shoal Bay Reserve offering longer walks in the bush.

I entered Le Roys Bush from the northernmost entrance on Onewa Road.

Onewa Road entrance to Le Roys Bush
Onewa Road entrance to Le Roys Bush

Onewa Road is busy, and it was a hot sunny day.  Le Roys Bush was a cool lush sanctuary.  I fell into a walking groove and didn’t stop to take out my camera until I reached Little Shoal Bay Reserve and found a bench in the shade with a nice view of the Sky Tower.  I’ll start there, and take you back through Le Roys Bush.

Little Shoal Bay Reserve
Little Shoal Bay Reserve

Little Shoal Bay Reserve has open green space, a bowling club and basketball courts, and across Maritime Terrace, a boat yard and beach.  I’ve been there a number of times, so I didn’t leave the shade at the back of the open space.

The creek that runs through the center of Le Roys Bush widens into a large marsh in Little Shoal Bay Reserve.  The track follows the edge of that marsh to Le Roys Bush.

March at Little Shoal Bay Reserve
March at Little Shoal Bay Reserve
March at Little Shoal Bay Reserve
March at Little Shoal Bay Reserve

A boardwalk crosses that marsh near the west end of Little Shoal Bay Reserve to provide access to Glade Place.  It was too inviting to pass up, and became my one wrong turn of the day.

Boardwalk to Glade Place
Boardwalk to Glade Place
Looking southeast over the marsh from the boardwalk
Looking southeast over the marsh from the boardwalk

Le Roys Bush is very dense and full of a wide variety of trees.

Le Roys Bush
Le Roys Bush

At a stream crossing an info board educates the visitor on the local fish.

Le Roys Bush
Le Roys Bush

Le Roy means “the king” in French.  Apparently the surname Leroy is also sometimes spelled Le Roy.  I wasn’t able to find any info regarding the name of this park.

Le Roys Bush
Le Roys Bush

Please enjoy the full gallery of 10 pictures below.  To view on imgur click here.