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, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

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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