Godley Head – Banks Peninsula – 25 August 2018

Trip Leader: Jillian 

Trip Report: Maureen

Well wrapped up against a cold southerly wind a group of 10 of us gathered at Godley Head – outside the gate as the DoC ranger had slept in and hadn’t opened it.

We set off first of all up to the rise to look over Little Port Copper towards Port Levy and over the peninsula – wild skies and misty hills lit by the smallest amount of light.

Then onto the loop track which leads through the historic campground area to the headland.  Wide views from the top, and of course the old wartime bunkers etc.   At this point it was interesting to see the pilot boat go out to a ship lying offshore.

Around the loop to the observation post – which was the post staffed by women during WWII.   On round the loop on the harbour side, and back to the carpark for early lunch.

There is now a new sign on the headland wire, so maybe something is about to be done to reopen the area – hopefully soon.

Thanks to Jillian for leading this very enjoyable trip.

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