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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4082
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive to Taylors Mistake from Christchurch with the last part of the road quite steep and windy. Public toilets are available from the car park before you start the walk. If it's a warm day, suggest you come prepared with water, sunscreen, hat and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun walk anyone can do. The trail climbs up fairly easy from the parking lot and rolls along with unobstructed ocean views. A short detour to Boulder Beach to see the original rock batches is a nice inclusion. Hiking or running shoes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bailiej757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the name and had to go there. It's a short drive from Christchurch to Taylor's Mistake - the road does get steep and windy towards the end. The beach is quite lovely. The nearby walk along the headland is really good. Unfortunately it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jocelyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best time to walk the Godley Heads loop track is in the late afternoon and a North Westerly wind. Beautiful skies, calmer ocean and lovely mild weather.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rollznz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice day, cool views. Easy enough walk, you can turn around if it gets too much. pretty busy in the weekends

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank captainsaltyqueenbag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first drove to Taylor’s Mistake to do a short walk on the Pilgrims Way Coastal Track. The drive to the town is narrow and twisty but nothing compared to our drive to Godley Head carpark. The coastal walking track has no markings but it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 86calgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started at Taylor’s Mistake and am glad I did as the path gets steeper at the Godley Head end so it is best to do the steep bit half way through the walk than at the end. It is a wonderful walk with spectacular...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank suehN480BS
Reviewed 14 February 2019

This is such a great walk with views to die for. Not a difficult walk but has a few ups that make you puff. The reward to a stroll along the beach when you have finished. Tip - if its windy make sure your hat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AuntyChezzaNZ
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Great get fit walk nice track and swam at Taylors Mistake at the end. Great for a big get fit and good views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nicky588
Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

Absolutely loved going on this hike with a few mates. Definitely hit this spot up for stunning views on the sea and of Sumner from above.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Daring2Go | Reviewed this property |
Taylor’s Mistake beach area has a good parking area, with toilets.