Crater Rim - Godley Head to Evans Pass

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Walkers on the Crater Rim, Evans Pass to Godley Head. Start: Godley Head Road, Port Hills.

Finish: Evans Pass carpark, Port Hills.

Distance: 5km.

Time: 1.5 hours one way.

Toilets: Located at the Godley Head car park.

Dogs: Must be kept on leads.


From Godley Head carpark follow the track up and under steep rocky bluffs before reaching Breezes Col and winding around to Livingston Col.

Skirt around to the Lyttelton Harbour side where there are fantastic views from both sides of the ridge.

Follow the track alongside a stock fence and drop down onto Summit Road to finish at Evans Pass carpark.

Enjoy dramatic rocky landscapes and magical views - south across Lyttelton Harbour to the volcanic slopes of Banks Peninsula and north up the sweep of Pegasus Bay all the way to Kaikoura on a clear day - remember to pack the camera. 

Continue to the next section: Evans Pass to Bridle Path


Gollans Bay Quarry 

From February 2019 to late 2021, Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) will be quarrying Gollans Bay Quarry to the south of the track. This will include blasting and use of large machinery.

Please keep to the Council track, obey all signage and do not cross the fence into the quarry.

During blasting activities, the track may need to be closed for 10 to 15 minutes. Staff will be stationed at the track entry to provide information and ensure you do not enter the area.


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