Length: from 4.0 up to 6.0 days
Distance: 42.4 km (22.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear
. Gradient: 0 deg
Skills: Glacier travel required (7/7) - Occasional rivers (3/6)


From Lilybank Rd to Godley Hut via Godley River Valley
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Distance: 30.5 km (12.0 DOC hours) - Road
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Cross MacCauley River, follow 4WD track

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-19. Experienced: 2012-12-25

NZTM2000: 1398616, 5182808 (alt: 1098m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27

From Godley Hut to Godley - Neish Glacier Junction via Godley Lake traverse
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Distance: 5.9 km (6.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear
Skills: Prolonged scrambles (4/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Head up the hill behind Godley Hut to the shelf at about 1700m, follow the shelf for a couple hundred metres. Descend the scree gully/slope to the lake. Traverse the lake, possible at lake edge but generally better 10-20m above the lake.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27

NZTM2000: 1402113, 5187184 (alt: 1303m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27


NZTM2000: 1402113, 5187186 (alt: 1303m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27

Distance: 2.5 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear
Skills: Glacier travel required (7/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow Neish Glacier, take slopes on TL and traverse under pt 1838m to the plateau.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27

NZTM2000: 1401497, 5189021 (alt: 1639m)

Edge of icefall at about 1640m, snow free campsites in summer.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-27


NZTM2000: 1401492, 5189026 (alt: 1639m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-29

From Neish Plateau to Godley - Neish Glacier Junction via Sealy Pass, slopes below Mt Petermann to Neish Glacier
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Distance: 3.5 km (2.0 DOC hours)
Skills: Glacier travel required (7/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From edge of icefall, climb to Sealy Pass and pt 1838. Traverse E until possible to descend down slopes to reach the Neish Glacier.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-29

NZTM2000: 1402108, 5187186 (alt: 1303m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2012-12-29



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