Please stick to the open tracks. There is still some kauri dieback work being done on the track from Le Roys Terrace so that part remains closed.
Read more about how to Protect our kauri trees.
Le Roys Bush Path - Exercise equipment close to Little Shoal Bay.
Le Roys Bush Path - Kid’s playground close to Little Shoal Bay
Le Roys Bush Path - Dudding Park sports fields.
Le Roys Bush Path - Entry to trail part of the path from the Dudding Park carpark.
Le Roys Bush Path - Start of trail alongside wetland.
Le Roys Bush Path - Path heading into Le Roys Bush.
Le Roys Bush Path - Interpretation panels along the way.
Le Roys Bush Path - There is a short narrow boardwalk section.
Le Roys Bush Path - Typical section of the gravel path.
Le Roys Bush Path - There are some sections where you will need to walk around trees on the path.
Le Roys Bush Path - Looking down the waterfall.
Le Roys Bush Path - As you get to the top of the walk there are a number of steps and viewing platforms.
Le Roys Bush Path - Last part of the path before accessing Highbury main street.
Le Roys Bush Path - Pedestrian crossing with link to the Birkenhead Library.
Le Roys Bush Path - Highbury viewing platform.
Le Roys Bush Path - Enjoy the views over Hauraki Gulf.
Le Roys Bush Path - Harbour views from start point over Little Shoal Bay.
Le Roys Bush Path - Access to Highbury main street.
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Starts at 20 Council Terrace, Northcote Point
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Start in Northcote Point at Wai Manawa / Little Shoal Bay Reserve. The large, flat reserve is a great seaside spot to relax and enjoy close-up views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
If you’re planning to swim, check the water conditions on the Safeswim website before you go - you can only swim when it’s high tide.
There is an off-leash dog exercise area (check on-site signage) at the popular reserve, but make sure dogs are on-leash in Le Roys Bush and on the sports field. Dogs are prohibited from being on or near the playground at all times.
Cross Council Terrace and follow the signs to enter Wai Manawa / Le Roys Bush Reserve. This bush reserve has a waterfall and native birdlife, as well as huge kauri, tōtara and nīkau palms.
Follow the track along the wetland, valley and stream. The path is a mix of gravel tracks and boardwalks (narrow in areas), with some steps.
The bushwalk emerges at 251 Hinemoa Street. Opposite is the iconic Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre building. Check out what's on offer, and admire the sweeping sea views from the balcony.
Spend some time enjoying the local shops and cafes in Birkenhead village. Don't miss the viewing platform Kaimataara ō Wai Manawa (located on Birkenhead Avenue), with panoramic views of Wai Manawa / Le Roys Bush Reserve, Auckland city and Rangitoto Island.
Connect with nature and enjoy open space in one of over 4000 parks in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland.
Some tracks closed to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback.
Series of bush walking tracks with a view of one of Kaipātiki’s best urban waterfalls.
Pleasant waterside reserve with a playground, fitness equipment, outdoor shower, barbecue, picnic tables, seating and tennis courts.
This small park in front of the Birkenhead Library has a small playground, drinking fountain, seating, and a bike stand.
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