Another of New Zealand's Unusual Place Names and in this case, a popular and picturesque picnic spot. The Lee Valley Reserve is a council managed park, well used in the summer thanks to it's spectacular swimming hole on the Roding River. The water temperature can get up to the early 20s in the summer and on hot days up to 500 visitors can be found here.
The gully with the silly name is just a few kilometres further up Lee Valley Road, before the quarry. The surveyors who named the features in the area may have been running short on inspiration, despite it being rather scenic, as the two hills to the east of Shaggery Gully are Rocky Knob, and Goat Hill. Lucy Creek Knob is higher still in the background.
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