Awaroa/Godley Head

Magnificent coastal views feature alongside military defence sites built during World War Two.

Godley Head 855

Taylors Mistake carpark is about 30 minutes drive from the city centre, past Sumner. To reach the Godley Head carpark, turn onto Summit Rd from Evans Pass and continue until the end of the road.


  • Taylors Mistake beach
  • Godley Head carpark


Dogs are allowed on the walkway but they must be on a lead. No dogs are permitted on the rest of Godley Head or off the walkway.

Walks and Tracks

The tracks in the Godley Head area are justifiably popular. Explore this dramatic headland and the hills above Sumner on foot or by bike.