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Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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This walk is a favourite of mine, walking from Taylors Mistake, via Boulder Bay, to Godley Head... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daring2Go
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Amazing walk and views

We regularly walk this track which offers magnificent views and provides a good hearty hill walk... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Gill R
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average6%
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“boulder bay” (9 reviews)
“great beach” (6 reviews)
“great walk” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 4082
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"boulder bay"
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"great beach"
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"great walk"
in 8 reviews
"sheltered beach"
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"black sand"
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"body boarding"
in 2 reviews
"surf life saving"
in 2 reviews
"gorgeous spot"
in 2 reviews
"gun emplacements"
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"clear water"
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"picnic area"
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"walk up"
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"sunny day"
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"worth a visit"
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"surfing"
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"sumner"
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"waves"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Gill R
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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!

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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

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

If you have a few hours to spare this walk, which clings to the cliffs above an everchanging seascape, is well worth the effort. The track has been reconstructed to a high standard since the 2011 earthquakes. A detour can be made to the quaint...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

What a mess and a blight on the citizens of Christchurch. Check out the attached picture of the mess humans are making here. I was going to scrape all this muck up but unfortunately there were no bins within my eyesight to take it to....More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This walk can be started from either end, there is no benefit from doing from one particular side. You dont have to be ultra fit to complete this walk, however comfy shoes and an outdoors outfit I would recommend to all, as well as taking...More

Thank SD2606
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Bit of a winding hill drive to get here! Stunning views on the road down to the bay. Lovely, quiet beach with life guard (not sure this is all year round) Clear water, lots of people swimming. Public loos in the car park (free). Totally...More

Thank Nicholas M
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

We went on Christmas day, for the first time ever! I've lived in Canterbury 10 years and had not ventured past Sumner beach. It has reasonable size parking, toilets, outdoor showers. It was quite busy and it was a super hot day, close to 30C....More

Thank selytee
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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
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