Godley Head Costal Defence @ Christchurch

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This headland is a breathtaking coastal location, near to Taylors Mistake which we visited a few days ago. Built in 1939, the fort is ranked in the top ten New Zealand coastal defence heritage sites. The place is Godley Head Reserve.

As we arrive at Godley Head Reserve

Wetland near where we begin our journey

Rest area near where we begin our journey

Entrance of Tunnel track, Coastal lookout and Gun Emplacement.

As we approach the Defence area

Miniature Range, reminds me of the battle ship game which you try to hit your opponent’s ships.

Battery plotting room

Engine Room

Outside the Defence area

As we arrive at Mechanics Bay






The other side of Mechanics Bay

As we walk further… a tunnel walkway

Fairly dark, but cool inside

Follow the light…. and you will find the way
Outside the tunnel to the coastal


Coastal defence

On the way back, we had a scenic drive.
View of Christchurch Coastal

Top of the Gondola

View of Lyttelton Harbour



On the other side is the view of Christchurch city

End of the trip
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