Awaroa/Godley Head

Magnificent coastal views feature alongside military defence sites built during World War Two.

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COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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Visit

Access

Godley Head is about a 45 minute drive from the city centre.

Drive to sumner and take Evans Pass Road towards Taylors Mistake.

To reach the car park, turn onto Summit Road from Evans Pass and continue to the end of the road.

Toilets

  • Taylors Mistake beach
  • Godley Head carpark

Dogs

Dogs are allowed on the walkway but they must be on a lead.

Dogs are not permitted on the rest of Godley Head or off the walkway.

Summer dog prohibition is in effect at Taylors Mistake beach. Find out more.

More information

Godley Head is managed by the Department of Conservation.

Find out more(external link) about the history, environment, recreational opportunities and facilities.

Mountain biking

Godley Head has a number of excellent mountain bike tracks, some dedicated and others shared with walkers

Find a track that suits your skill level and interest:

Find more Port Hills mountain bike tracks.

Walking tracks

The tracks in the Godley Head area are justifiably popular.

Explore the walking tracks hidden in the dramatic headland and the hills above Sumner: