Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk
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Charlie G
Clemson, SC14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a great hike with beautiful views of the beach, harbor, surrounding hills and distant ocean. The path is well marked and maintained and 9 km if you walk the whole loop. It's a bit of up and down, but, hey, exercise is one of the reasons you're there, right!
Written March 8, 2020
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Travelove58
15,313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
It took us about 3 hours to finish the walk & loop. However, it was very hot as literally we are walking under the direct sun throughout. No shelters at all.

Good thing we came well prepared - with sunglasses, caps, comfortable walking shoes & lots of suntan cream protection. The strong sea breezes helps.

As the walking paths are built along the perimeters (outer sides) of the mountains, the views are really awesome. Expect uphill climb at many areas too.

Take note the paths were very narrow at certain sections & one is just walking off few inches from the side of the cliffs.

With the strong winds or lack of concentration, you may lose your step if not careful & fall off the cliff.

Overall, it was a good mountain trekking experience though.
Written February 27, 2020
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand2,469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Taylors Mistake Godley Head Walk
Amazing views!
 
The walk can be made ‘there and back’ with leaving your car in one car park, or if you have a friend you could do it one way and go back to retrieve the other car.

There is no advantage in viewpoints with starting at one end or the other.

Toilets at each end.
 
The track is wonderfully maintained and at times feels like a glorified footpath.
 
You could take a push hair if it was like a Mountain Buggy off roading one. There are a few steps though that you would have to negotiate.
 
Highly recommend a walk or a run along here, it really has the most amazing views.
Written May 25, 2022
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Anna
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
It was hot, but what a lovely walk. The road to thd carpark is narrow so tske your time.

Once there, it is easy to follow the well signposted track which winds up and down around the headland to Godley Heads.

We saw seals, swimmers divers, boaties.

Its not too strenuous and the track is a good walking surface and quite wide.

Written December 14, 2020
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Corinne A
Lafayette, Indiana134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
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 the main base, which was closed as of Feb 2013, you can keep going. At the carpark you have a choice to return along the coastal path or head toward the Summit route. I took the Summit route and then got completely lost...the remaining path is not well marked and intersects with the mountain bike path ( which I did not know but a helpful mountain biker got me sorted). The walk took me about 3 hours.
Written February 18, 2013
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Rainbowclaire
Lake Hawea, New Zealand72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The road is narrow and a number of switchbacks, so please don't drive this unless you're experienced. Great views though and it reminded me of Dartmouth in the UK with all the houses perched precariously on the cliffs. Awesome
Written May 5, 2017
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Sue H
Newbury, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
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 views the whole way. I was a solo walker so was pleased it is a very easy to follow path and would be great for couples too as it is wide enough to walk side by side. It took me one and a quarter hours to get to Godley Head and an hour to get back down and I am not a particularly fit person so it should be pretty easy going for anyone younger. I recommend you take plenty of water and a snack or two as there are no opportunities at either end although there is drinking water and toilets, you can always reaard yourself with a coffee or ice cream when you get back to Sumner. It was very lucky that it was just the right weather for my walk, warm and clear and sunny/cloudy with a nice breeze to keep me cool. If you get the opportunity do give this lovely area a visit.
Written February 19, 2019
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rhonda365
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 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.
Written August 27, 2018
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Geoff A
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
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.
This is a sad indictment on the user's of this beach. This rubbish suggested it was the remnants of a hoolee but sadly was not restricted just to this one beach.
Such a pretty place and asset to be ruined like this.
Written January 30, 2018
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Jason B
Nelson, New Zealand17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
make sure you go when its low tide.when tide comes in you have very restricted access to the beach.when its out you can walk for quite a way around the bay.major historic area.
Written August 14, 2016
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