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Address: 575 Summit Road | Banks Peninsula, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 9758
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OMG!! but worth it.

It is located in Sumner, at the south side of the east of CHC. We followed the GPS and drove there for about 30 min from downtown to see the beach outside of the CHC. We did not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
yafen4
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located in Sumner, at the south side of the east of CHC. We followed the GPS and drove there for about 30 min from downtown to see the beach outside of the CHC. We did not know it was abut 1000 ft high. Because it is called a PARK, so we did not know it lead us to... More 

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Be careful driving out there; it is narrow but a grand view of the harbour, hills and Pacific and great walking tracks around this WW II army base.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Godley Head is on the CH360 trail, and encompases great views, wildlife (a penguin colony at Boulder Bay), and interesting military history with WW2 Coastal Artillery positions. A long drive or walk out there, but worth it.

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Thank Craig R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The photo here looks like there is a police search going on! Really though this is a stunning part of town. Great for a bike ride, walk, picnic or drive to see the long views on a clear day or the immediate.

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My son regularly runs this track and competes each year in the Boulder Bay Classic (10.5km). It is a very beautiful walk along the coast and to the old WWII bunkers. A bit of history and lots of nature. Can get windy.

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Thank Weedons
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We walked along the cliffs from godleys head car park to Taylor's mistake beach then back through the paddocks. The track is clearly defined and mostly flat. The views were incredible and we loved the sheep along the way. One of our favourite activities in Christchurch.

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Thank A H
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Wonderful views and easy path to follow. Bring your camera along as views over the Pacific are fantastic.

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Thank Hossman2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Good place for PG1 to ¨PG2 paraglider. You can work on your top Landing and Soaring. Best time to go for paragliding is end of summer. But funny time to walk is November to december because there are plenty of Lamb running aournd.

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Thank Sandrine R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A brilliant walk from Taylors mistake beach. Mostly flat terrain with a few ups and downs It follows the coastline which is both rugged and beautiful. Transport is required to get to either end of the walk either Godley head road or Taylors mistake beach by car, bus or bike in order to begin the walk. Enjoy!

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Thank earthrites
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Drive out to Taylors Mistake and walk to Boulder bay and up to Godley Head. Its an accessible track. Great for kids and elderly alike.

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