The Head to Head Walkway is an aspirational project to create a continuous walkway around the coastline of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour, from Awaroa/Godley Head to Te Piaka/Adderley Head.

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Head to Head Walkway 

Background

The Head to Head Walkway is a recreation track being developed by the Christchurch City Council and community volunteers.

It is an aspirational goal to have a consecutive walkway around the coast of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour, from Awaroa/Godley Head to Te Piaka/Adderley Head. 

Some sections of the route are already available as public walking tracks. Other sections will be developed in stages to create linkages.

This project is driven by the Mt Herbert Community Board and volunteers from the local community.

Visiting

Where formed, the walkway is suitable for people without expert tramping skills but users will experience different levels of challenge.

Some sections of the walkway are fully accessible for people with disabilities or buggies.

Where possible, sections of the walk are shared with mountain bikers. 

Dogs

Dogs are to be leashed on all sections of the Head to Head Walkway.

Summer dog rules apply to beaches whereby dogs are prohibited from 1 November to 31 March 9am to 7pm except to pass through on a short leash. Outside of these times dogs must be kept under effective control on beaches.

Dogs are prohibited from the Governors Bay foreshore and mudflats and the Teddington mudlflats.

Check the dog bylaw map for more information.

Future tracks

The hope is that the sections listed below will be developed in stages over the coming years, to create linkages between existing tracks.

  • Coastal Path Lyttelton to Māori Gardens: This section of the Head to Head is not open or marked.
  • Allandale Layby to Hays Bay: This section of the Head to Head is not open or marked.
  • Purau Bay to Camp Bay: No formed track, road access only (Camp Bay Rd).
  • Camp Bay to Te Piaka/Adderley head: Private land. No public access without permission from the landowner.