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The Godley River is an alpine braided river flowing through Canterbury, in New Zealand's South Island.

Godley River
Air Safari over Southern Alps - Godley.jpg
Godley River upstream from Lilybank Station
Godley River is located in New Zealand
Godley River
Location of the mouth within New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationGodley Glacier
 ⁃ location
Lake Tekapo
Length30 km (19 mi)

The river's headwaters are in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. It flows south for 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Southern Alps into the top end of the glacial Lake Tekapo, this forming part of the ultimate headwaters of the Waitaki hydroelectric scheme.

Godley River (aerial photo)

Coordinates: 43°48′S 170°32′E / 43.800°S 170.533°E / -43.800; 170.533