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Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk

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Address: | Taylors Mistake Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 4082
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Long walk with amazing views

Awesome spot for beach / walks! Views are incredible, try to get down to Boulder Bay to see the small cottages built in 1800's! Long, hilly walk, however you can turn back at... read more

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Awesome spot for beach / walks! Views are incredible, try to get down to Boulder Bay to see the small cottages built in 1800's! Long, hilly walk, however you can turn back at any point..

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Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank Rainbowclaire
Newcastle, Australia
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it here....did not finish he 3hr hike as we had a baby in a pack on ck and it was quite hot so only walked half way and turned back....but views were amazing!!! Stretch f black sand and freezing beach when you get back to cool off!!

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Thank millsy123
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Good for a walking trek on a sunny day, not the best beach I've seen but still a great place to hang out

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Thank Pavni L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Spent the youth surfing here after graduating from New Brighton. Unfortunately Taylor's Mistake is becoming more popular than I would prefer. Good place for family outings.

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Thank Aliitasi S
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

As i come here a lot i have grown on tailors mistake it is a good beach and defiantly one to go to as a family. It is my favourite and also a good surfing beach my recommendation: go there.

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Thank Lindsay F
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I haven't seen this beach super busy yet, so it may be a little more hidden. It may not get as blustery as New Brighton.

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Thank echo15girl
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

we flew into christchurch hired a rental car and drove straight there .the last time i was in CHCH we couldn't go there because the the raods were damaged from the earthquakes i think .Anyway got there this time and just fell in love and instantly wanted to live there . Stunning place .

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1 Thank topknomes
Mooloolaba, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a delightful sheltered beach with a collection of little holiday houses clustered around it. There are great walks and cycle trails along the cliffs.

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Thank Linda D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great swim spot and if you are into surfing then apparently its excellent ..... good picnic area and change rooms ... safe for children (younger ones supervised of course)

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