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Cape Kidnappers landslide

On January 23, 2019 a significant slip occurred at Cape Kidnappers and the area has continued to be very volatile.
Clifton beach is open, but please check the signage when you visit as it may be closed at times if there’s any unstable activity and the risk of another landslide.

You can find more information on the DOC website HERE

Interactive 3D drone imagery

Explore the 3D drone imagery that has been captured from the button below.



  • Use Google Chrome
  • Once the model has loaded, on the left hand side of the screen are three options, ‘Annotations, 3D Textured Mesh, and Point Cloud’. Make sure only the 3D Textured Mesh option is ticked and the other two options remain unticked.
  • You can change the orientation of the model by clicking and dragging with the mouse whilst holding the control key located on the keyboard.

Before and after photos

See below before and after photos following a second slip on February 2. Click images to enlarge.

Drone footage

As part of the Quantitative Risk Analysis being undertaken at Cape Kidnappers, this drone footage gives a detailed overview of 9.5km of the coastline, footage that will help determine the risks associated with the cliffs.

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