Godley Head Campsite
Fires are not permitted at any time.
From the suburb of Sumner in Christchurch, follow Wakefield Ave which later becomes Evans Pass Road for 3.5 km. Turn left onto the Summit Road and follow the winding, sealed road for 6.5 km.
The area can be accessed from Lyttelton via Evans Pass and the Summit Road to Godley Head.
NZTM2000 coordinates: E1584125, N5173810
Latitude: -43.5885043, Longitude: 172.8044701
The campsite pass for rental campervans cannot be used at this campsite.
The DOC/NZMCA Campsite Pass can be used at this campsite.
Backcountry Hut Passes cannot be used at this campsite.
Note: 2 nights maximum stay.
Book Godley Head Campsite online, or contact the visitor centre.
If you have not received your confirmation letter by email within an hour of booking contact the DOC Christchurch Visitor Centre on +64 3 379 4082 seven days 9.00 am – 4.45 pm. Your confirmation letter contains the gate code which you will need for entry to the campsite.
Explore the WWII coastal defence battery site. Good intepretation tells the story of the area.
From the carpark at the entrance to the Military Compound, there is a mountain bike track that travels below the main road to the Breeze Col car park. From there, the shared use Anaconda Track descends steeply to Taylors Mistake beach.
Nearby Taylors Mistake beach is a popular swimming and surfing spot.
Awaroa/Godley Head Loop Track passes through the campsite. It provide options for a walk around the coast or around the headland.
The campsite is about 50 minutes drive from the centre of Christchurch, and is close to the seaside suburb of Sumner with pleasant beaches and cafes.