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Godley Head

575 Summit Road | Banks Peninsula, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Exploring our history

This place is stunning. What lovely place to take the kids for a walk with lots of local war... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Sonya Devon W
via mobile
great beach you can walk for miles

Park up walk along the sand next to the sea for miles right around the bay. Loads of birds to watch... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Martin G
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“boulder bay” (6 reviews)
“great walk” (4 reviews)
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575 Summit Road | Banks Peninsula, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 4082
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"boulder bay"
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"great walk"
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"lyttelton harbour"
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"look outs"
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"bike ride"
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"christchurch city"
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"sunny day"
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"banks peninsula"
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"wwii"
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"sumner"
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"gun"
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"cliffs"
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This place is stunning. What lovely place to take the kids for a walk with lots of local war history , views of the old crators, picnic spots. Truly a easy walk , toilets and good flat parking. Well worth a visit on a warm...More

Thank Sonya Devon W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Park up walk along the sand next to the sea for miles right around the bay. Loads of birds to watch as well as the odd surfer.

Thank Martin G
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is stunning spot to get overview of Christchurch city and the Canterbury plains. Also great to roam and go for extended walk.

Thank gaslam
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A long winding, climbing drive which reveals great views of the coast and Sumner below with Littleton Harbour on the right side as you climb up to the summit. Amazing how many cyclists make the same journey.

Thank venetianintown
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

An epic car trip through untouched beautul landscape guiding you through many stop offs for photo opportunities. Take lots of water and snacks.

Thank Marie n Jules m
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love this place, whether it be for a picnic/bbq or just to sit and admire the view. There is a walkway that takes you past old gun replacements from long ago.

Thank Ainslie M
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had just arrived from USA, picked up our campervan and decided we wanted a few days to recover and acquaint ourselves with our home for the stay. This is a short drive from the airport, but make sure you provision first and drive slow...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Godley Heads is at the entrance to Lyttelton Harbour and above Sumner Beach. The views are stunning from all aspects of the Heads, with many walks and a special path down to the bunkers, caves and old military look outs that were used to defend...More

Thank nevslife
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Did a fun mountain bike loop ride beginning with parking at Taylor's Mistake, up Evan's pass, and then took the Godly Head track for some stunning views and solitude. There was NOBODY out there! Sweet AS! Came back and descended the Anaconda track. Good times!

Thank MoabMic
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I have walked the Godley Heads a couple of times now. This is an enjoyable walk which is even better on a sunny day - great opportunity to take pictures of the landscape, ocean etc. This is a very popular track so often there is...More

Thank Morgan L
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alicejscott
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
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Cole R
21 December 2016|
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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
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