Canterbury region

Overlooking Godley Head at entrance to Lyttleton Harbour. Photo: Rob Suisted, Nature

Overlooking Godley Head at entrance to Lyttleton Harbour

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Canterbury region.

This headland is a breathtaking coastal location, with sheer 120 metre-high cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean.

Built in 1939, the Godley Head WWII coastal defence battery is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites.

Alert/Important notice

 Some closures apply

  • Most of the tracks in this area are now open
  • The Tunnel Track and the Breeze Bay Track are still closed
  • All buildings and structures are closed due to earthquake damage

Location

The headland guards the entrance to Lyttelton Harbour, Christchurch and is only 50 minutes drive from The Square.
 
 

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 379 4082
Address:   Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
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