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Beautiful view

Good path to walk, the view is beautiful and it wasn’t too hard of a track. The weather today was... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
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Great walk, great views

Really cool coastal walk from Sumner to Taylors Mistake. A lot of ups and downs but absolutely... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 February 2013

If you are looking for an afternoon hike near CHCH, park at Taylor's Mistake and take the coastal path out to Godley Head. On the way there, you will pass many military guns, bunkers and other buildings left over from WWII. When you get to...More

6  Thank Corinne A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Dirty horrible beach but other than this, nice views. Not a great drive to this, cliffs edge!

2  Thank Reviewer154
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Good path to walk, the view is beautiful and it wasn’t too hard of a track. The weather today was good nice sunny day and overall I enjoyed looking down seeing the view it was just remarkable :)

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

A little bit off the beaten track, but a couple of nice walks from here round the headland. It was cold rainy and wet when we visited, but I think on a sunny day it could be a special place to be.

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really cool coastal walk from Sumner to Taylors Mistake. A lot of ups and downs but absolutely worth it. Beautiful views along the walk, beautiful beach at the end. Takes about 30-45 mins one way depending on your fitness!

Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Walk this track every now and then , its great for all levels of fitness , go as far as you want but the views at the end are pretty amazing.

Thank rhonda365
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This walk is not too strenuous, great for those of variable fitness levels. We want on a nice fine day so no issues with boggy, muddy ground. Took us around 3.5hrs to walk Taylors Mistake/Boulder Bay/Godley Heads return although we did stop at the top...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 18 July 2018

It's a little muddy after rain and better have adequate footwear (not my trainers) - it was a beautiful walk from Godley Head back to Sumner, and on a sunny day almost all of it was spent in the sun! Suncream recommended if that is...More

Thank Roxane U
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This walk is a favourite of mine, walking from Taylors Mistake, via Boulder Bay, to Godley Head, and back again. I usually take my camera as it's a very scenic part of Banks Peninsula

Thank Daring2Go
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We regularly walk this track which offers magnificent views and provides a good hearty hill walk. On route you can see the gun embankment and other buildings that were commissioned during the world war as part of the military presence in the area at the...More

1  Thank Gill R
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I hiked Taylors Mistake on a gorgeous day and totally enjoyed the coastal views and the hike itself. It has enough elevation gain to get a good workout but you won't be able to keep your eyes off the views!

Thank Junebughiker
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Great sheltered beach. We managed to get a car park ok but as we walked through to the beach we were amazed at how busy it was. It was a gorgeous spot though

Thank cathy80k
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Response from Daring2Go | Reviewed this property |
Taylor’s Mistake beach area has a good parking area, with toilets.