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Godley Head

575 Summit Road | Banks Peninsula, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9758
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This is our backyard, so this review is somewhat biased! Godley Head and the remainder of Banks... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
a fun walk

it is along walk that gets you fit its tiering but worth it when you reach the top. the view when... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Lindsay F
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575 Summit Road | Banks Peninsula, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-379 9758
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is our backyard, so this review is somewhat biased! Godley Head and the remainder of Banks Peninsula is one of New Zealand's unsung gems. The rugged coastline and the views across Lyttelton Harbour are magnificent.

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed 2 April 2017

it is along walk that gets you fit its tiering but worth it when you reach the top. the view when you get to the top is great:).

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is located in Sumner, at the south side of the east of CHC. We followed the GPS and drove there for about 30 min from downtown to see the beach outside of the CHC. We did not know it was abut 1000 ft high....More

Thank yafen4
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Be careful driving out there; it is narrow but a grand view of the harbour, hills and Pacific and great walking tracks around this WW II army base.

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Godley Head is on the CH360 trail, and encompases great views, wildlife (a penguin colony at Boulder Bay), and interesting military history with WW2 Coastal Artillery positions. A long drive or walk out there, but worth it.

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The photo here looks like there is a police search going on! Really though this is a stunning part of town. Great for a bike ride, walk, picnic or drive to see the long views on a clear day or the immediate.

Thank Boobaby62
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My son regularly runs this track and competes each year in the Boulder Bay Classic (10.5km). It is a very beautiful walk along the coast and to the old WWII bunkers. A bit of history and lots of nature. Can get windy.

Thank Weedons
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We walked along the cliffs from godleys head car park to Taylor's mistake beach then back through the paddocks. The track is clearly defined and mostly flat. The views were incredible and we loved the sheep along the way. One of our favourite activities in...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Wonderful views and easy path to follow. Bring your camera along as views over the Pacific are fantastic.

Thank Hossman2014
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Good place for PG1 to ¨PG2 paraglider. You can work on your top Landing and Soaring. Best time to go for paragliding is end of summer. But funny time to walk is November to december because there are plenty of Lamb running aournd.

Thank Sandrine R
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29 March 2017|
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Response from Boobaby62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seeing your question. Hope I can help. Depends of course on how fast you want. But generally if you give yourself two hours that's a good estimate. I wouldn't recommend a mountain buggy pram. If you have a pack I... More
Cole R
21 December 2016|
Response from milliesmum2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm not sure that we did the whole thing. It was a loop and took about an hour going at a leisurely pace and stopping along the way to look at the old WWII gun emplacements and observation bunkers. It's really... More