Nature and conservation
White-flippered penguins can be seen
at a small bay beyond the baches at
Godley Head is a fantastic place to be for scenery alone. This exposed headland on top of sheer 120 metre-high cliffs can, on a clear day, provide views across the harbour to Banks Peninsula and far down the coastline.
The vegetation is largely modified grasslands.
White-flippered penguin/korora are being returned to a small bay just beyond the baches at Boulder Bay.
From the centre of town, drive to the coastal suburb of Sumner, then head up the Port Hills via Evans Pass Road. Turn left onto the Summit Road to reach Godley Head car park. The Godley Head car park is about a 50 minute drive from Cathedral Square.
Public transport is available as far as Sumner. There is no access from Lyttelton.
Know before you go
- No firearms
- No dogs, except on leash and only on walkway – take your pooper scooper.
- There are toilets at Godley Head car park and at Taylors Mistake.