Godley Head track

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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Start: Just past the first cattle stop, Godley Head Road.

Finish: Taylors Mistake car park or Godley Head car park.

Access: Leave your car in Sumner and bike up Evans Pass Road, or drive up and park.

Signage: At the start and throughout.

Description: The track starts on the right, past the first cattle stop.

The first section climbs up through old lava flows. It mellows into a single track which takes you out to the Godley Head car park.

Cross the road onto a single track that takes you back to Breezes Col below Godley Head Road. From here you can ride the Anaconda Track for an exhilarating ride down into Taylors Mistake.

Either retrace the single track or ride the road over the hill back to Sumner.

Note: Water and toilets are available at the Godley Head car park.

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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