Walk or mountain bike up the Godley valley.

Track overview

25 km | 32 km one way

Walking and tramping

8 hr | 11 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

5 hr one way Easy: Grade 2

About this track


Lilybank Road to Red Stag Hut

Track category: Tramping track
Time: 8 hr
Distance: 25 km

Keep to the 4WD track initially as this is a public access easement through private farmland. You will pass a sign for Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park when you reach the park boundary. Red Stag Hut is very small so carry a tent in case the hut is full.

Four wheel driving

The track is popular with 4WD vehicles due to the long distances to each hut. Keep to the track.

Horse riding

This travel travels along stony flats.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking into Red Stag Hut is a rougher ride than to Macaulay Hut. Mountain bikers can continue up Godley valley as far as Separation Stream, which is where the 4WD track ends.

4WD track in Godley valley.
4WD track in Godley valley

Red Stag Hut to Godley Hut

Track category: Route
Time: 3 hr
Distance: 7 km

The track is generally well-formed to Separation Stream. From here it is an unmarked route to Godley Hut and you need to be an experienced tramper to find the way within the glacial moraines.

Route to Godley Hut.
Route to Godley Hut in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park 


Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
Te Manahuna / Twizel Office
Phone:   +64 3 435 0802
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   15 Wairepo Road
Twizel 7901
Postal Address:   Private Bag
Twizel 7944
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