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Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Excellent Surfing Beach / Marginal sand / good walk

The views from the hike and the main road are breathtaking, and the surfers clearly love this spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ReillyPas
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Nice walk

We start from Taylors Mistake bay and walk up to Godley Head Walk. It was windy and a bit raining... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tama N
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“boulder bay” (7 reviews)
“great beach” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the hike and the main road are breathtaking, and the surfers clearly love this spot given the wave action, but the beach itself is poor with dark coarse sand that's pretty unattractive. So the hike and the water are beautiful but it's...More

Thank ReillyPas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We start from Taylors Mistake bay and walk up to Godley Head Walk. It was windy and a bit raining on that day but very nice, quite, and beautiful. If you have more time should have a look at Mount Pleasant Scenic Reserve as well,...More

Thank Tama N
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The signs and paths are very well maintained and the views are wonderful. We walked up the mountain bike flow path back to the carpark which made for a nice 3-hour loop. Protect yourself from the sun - there is no shade at all. Everyone...More

Thank Shirotai
Reviewed 3 December 2017

No shade available so advise walking this track early or late in the day. Busy and popular with dog walkers. Unfortunately access at the end of the walk is fenced off due to safety (post 2011 earthquake) so denied visit to buildings incl lighthouse that...More

Thank Nelcums
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Spent an afternoon surfing at Taylor's mistake. Great little bay. Toilets and a shower and plenty of parking

Thank D P
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Go for a walk around the headland. Check out the old NZ batches that are unique and not anywhere else in the world.

1  Thank fredmerc
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Taylors mistake is a great little scenic spot with toilet facilities, relatively secure parking, and is a good launching point for riding the Anaconda, Godley head trail system. Search Strava for other users loop rides, trailforks site has info as well as the ChCh council...More

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had some time in Christchurch between two concerts, so decided on this walk. It's high up on the cliffs, so wildlife is easy to spot. The scenery is breath taking and the walk can be as long or short as you want it to be....More

Thank sharonqueenstown
Reviewed 6 September 2017

defiantly recommended. ling nice and easy walks, peaceful and calm environment. a wee bit windy but it's worth

Thank Atefeh V
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Walkway from beach to lighthouse area, gets views and wind at times, crosses farmland and drops down to beaches

Thank happysheepChina
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