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“Worth making a day of it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taylors Mistake

Taylors Mistake
Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch 8008, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 326 6771
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Ranked #27 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Worth making a day of it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Taylors Mistake is a small beach community with only a hot food stall to offer refreshments. If you head out that way it is definitely worth making a day of it (make sure it is a sunny day) and taking a picnic with you. You can enjoy beautiful sea views from the beach and for the more active family members there is a beautiful walk around the coast line to the old army barracks. Give yourself an hour to get there and an hour to get back. Great views of small cove beaches and cliffs.

Visited June 2014
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Lisnaskea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A fantastic experience but you need to be relatively fit to complete the walk, it is a steep accent up to the top and if you don't have a head for heights take it easy. It was a lovely August afternoon when my two daughters and myself set out on the pathway. It is definitely one of those experiences that will live in the memory for a long time. Thank you Christchurch.

Visited August 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Winter sunshine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As the starting point for the Godley Head walk (unless you are mad enough to start from Sumner) Taylors Mistake is a beautiful beach, a little too big to be called a cove. Take the steps at the right hand end of the beach to begin the walk. Amazing sea views from every turn of the path & lots of friendly locals out jogging or walking their dogs.
It takes about an hour to get to the old military base with its interesting ruined gun emplacements & coast watchers posts. Good interpretation is provided but the cliffside bunkers are fenced off at present.

Visited June 2014
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes it's only another beach (NZ is spoilt with so many) and it's neither the most spectacular nor the most beautiful but it's certainly worth the drive over from Christchurch for a look. The name itself appealed to me. Clearly this is a starting place for numerous walks, although we didn't do any, and there is a large car park. Note the line of baches (NZ beach houses) behind the beach. These are unusually old, carry the nickname 'Rotten Row' and divide opinions greatly.

Visited March 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Nice view but kinda boring.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went to Taylors mistake and it certainly was a mistake. We brought the lids out to make sandcastles but there was nothing else to do really.

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