Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

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Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk
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3 contributions
Sep 2021
Godley Head Walk is located in the South Island's French Riveira, better known as Christchurch, or North Timaru. Godley Head walk is rated the 23rd best attraction in 'Christchurch.' Christchurch also happens to be rated New Zealand's 23rd best town. Coincidence? I think not.

The Godley Head walk is beautiful, provided you don't go during a blistering easterly. But don't count on it; the easterly clings to the city like cum to a bedsheet. The area is also known for a serial seaweed masterbater, named Brent Shaft. Shaft can be found excreting a number threes into the easterly most mornings, but be warned, he can be vigorous.

There is a small colony of endangered Blue Eyed Penguins half way a long the walk. These penguins provide for a quick and convenient food source for those who have forgotten to pack a sammy. Their cousins, the Red Eyed Penguins, can often be found minging in the back paddock.

Taylor's Mistake also offers some of the best big game fishing in New Zealand. Classic trophy fish, such as the elusive Golden Snapper, Dogfish, Flounder and mudcrab are regularly wrangled in. Combine this with a feed of sea lettuce from our sewage bucket-cum-estuary on the way home, and you have a trip for the whole family. 1/5 stars.
Written 13 September 2021
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S & B
Australia49 contributions
Jun 2021
What a fantastic walk!. A warning, it is not flat and there are some decent, but not too steep hills to climb. But you don't have to do it all to be impressed with the views. Very, very highly recommended. The drive there involves tight roads and extreme hairpins!.
Written 24 June 2021
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Anna
25 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
It was hot, but what a lovely walk. The road to thd carpark is narrow so tske your time.

Once there, it is easy to follow the well signposted track which winds up and down around the headland to Godley Heads.

We saw seals, swimmers divers, boaties.

Its not too strenuous and the track is a good walking surface and quite wide.

Written 14 December 2020
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
We were in a massive group with AATKings and we were driven through a windy narrow road to appreciate the scenery.
Written 11 December 2020
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Juliea1928
Tauranga, New Zealand67 contributions
Sep 2020
Further pasr Sumner is Taylor's mistake which is quite isolated so a more private place to visit although the road to it is narrow and windy to pays to be careful but worth the views and the peace and serenity.
Written 2 October 2020
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James M
4 contributions
May 2020 • Family
I completed the track today with a mountain buggy and felt this needs clarification as I searched everything before doing it and all places said not suitable for buggy’s/prams... but I gave it a crack anyway!

It is a GREAT track for buggy’s. The only tricky bit is a few rocky steps up from Taylor’s Mistake beach. However, if you have two people it’s a short lift of approx 10m - or if you’re solo like me, some kind young girls helped me out, so plenty of people around that you could ask. Or you can also take the track from the green paddock behind the carpark, over the fence stye and that track skips the rocky bit. From there the track is great, with only two minimal sets of steps I easily navigated on my own!

Hope this clears it up for anyway trying to find the right answer on Buggy’s and Prams
Written 17 May 2020
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Charlie G
Clemson, SC12 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a great hike with beautiful views of the beach, harbor, surrounding hills and distant ocean. The path is well marked and maintained and 9 km if you walk the whole loop. It's a bit of up and down, but, hey, exercise is one of the reasons you're there, right!
Written 8 March 2020
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Travelove58
11,094 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
It took us about 3 hours to finish the walk & loop. However, it was very hot as literally we are walking under the direct sun throughout. No shelters at all.

Good thing we came well prepared - with sunglasses, caps, comfortable walking shoes & lots of suntan cream protection. The strong sea breezes helps.

As the walking paths are built along the perimeters (outer sides) of the mountains, the views are really awesome. Expect uphill climb at many areas too.

Take note the paths were very narrow at certain sections & one is just walking off few inches from the side of the cliffs.

With the strong winds or lack of concentration, you may lose your step if not careful & fall off the cliff.

Overall, it was a good mountain trekking experience though.
Written 27 February 2020
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xodar
Pace, FL121 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A short 30 min drive from downtown Christchurch took us to Taylors Mistake and Godley Head park. If you don’t have a car, it’s ~$38 NZ by Uber to get there. A well marked path loops around the peninsula, past several WW2 gun emplacements (minus the guns) with many scenic overlooks. Overall a very nice hike, not too strenuous, about 12 km. I would suggest you bring water and some snacks. There are bathrooms at the start and and near the Godley Head Battery emplacements.
Written 26 January 2020
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Katy W
16 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visited this beautiful place three times in the last couple of months, easily our favourite walk in chch! About 15 minutes in we always stop at the battery observation post II to watch the hectors dolphins leaving the harbour and heading out to sea.
Written 22 December 2019
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