Awaroa/Godley Head Historic Site

Point Of Interest

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Contact

Godley Head Walkway, Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community, South Island

(03) 379 4082

christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz

doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/godley-head

Description

The Godley Head WWII coastal defence battery sits atop sheer 120 metre-high cliffs. Built in 1939, it is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites. The Summit Road to Godley Head is sealed but narrow, with sharp corners and steep drops. The road is also popular with cyclists so take care. There are toilets and parking at Godley Head and Taylors Mistake. There are steep, unfenced cliffs - keep children under close supervision at all times. Dogs are allowed on a lead, but they cant go onto Taylors Mistake beach in summer months. The area is very exposed. Take appropriate clothing for all weathers.

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Location

Lat: -43.587816 Lng: 172.80001

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@saltyskin

Added to WikiCamps today after visiting. Awesome place! Historic WWII site, loads of old buildings etc to see and if you're not interested in history, one hell of a view. The road up however is a bit scary and yes, it's two ways.

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