Godley Head’s Antarctic Hut and Penguins

Date: 25 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Time: 10:00 am

Godley Head, Christchurch

WALK Wear tramping boots or sturdy walking shoes. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen & weatherproof gear.

Start time: 10am

Duration: 5-6hrs, length 8kms

Cost: $15

Start your exploration of stunning Godley Head with a new opportunity to get inside Scott’s Antarctic cabin, a joint relocation and restoration project between the Crichton family and DOC. Valerie and David Crichton, who donated the cabin, will say a few words about how the cabin came into their possession and their future vision for it. Learn more from Bryan Storey, retired director of Gateway Antarctica, then head off to see Godley Head’s WWII military defence relics. Get up close to Harris Bay’s unique penguin colony, with expert Dr. Chris Challies and members of the White-Flipped Penguin Trust. Visit www.penguin.org.nz or www.facebook.com/whiteflipperedpengiuntrust to learn more about their amazing work. Be prepared for scramble down to the rocks to the colony. Stunning views in all directions are a highlight of the day.


1. Before booking have your credit card and the contact details and emergency numbers for yourself and any others you are booking ready.

2. To book visit www.eventfinda.co.nz/tour/2018/banks-peninsula-walking-festival. If you do not have a computer phone Sue on 021 0417 402

3. After booking download information on where to meet and what to bring. Eventfinda will email a ticket for each walk you book. Use the link on the ticket to download the information and bring it with you on the day.

4. On the day of your walk visit www.bpwalks.co.nz to check for any changes. Walks proceed in most weather conditions, but will be cancelled in severe weather. Full refunds are paid if walks are cancelled by the Festival.

You are responsible for your own safety, equipment, vehicle and food. You must wear sturdy walking shoes or tramping boots and bring warm clothing, water, sun hat, sunscreen and a waterproof layer, plus lunch and snacks as stated in the programme.

Walking poles strongly advised. Note that if you present your booking ticket you will receive a 25% discount off all “Traverse” brand walking poles from “Hunting & Fishing” at Tower Junction

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Godley Head Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

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