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Taylors Mistake

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Address: Taylors Mistake Road | Awaroa/Godley Head, Canterbury, Christchurch 8008, New Zealand
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+64 3-326 6771
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Graet swim spot

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)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
cruzee2017
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk round to Godley head, can be a bit windy and paths are steep in places...not for the infirm

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Thank Lin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good beach for surfing or boogie boarding, has public loos and showers for rinsing off and also you can join the Godley Head track from here.

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Thank 22hilarys
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disgusting mess and rubbish spoil this icon of a spot. More rubbish bins especially where there are donated seating is required.

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Thank Geoff A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've walked or just lounged at the beach at Taylor's Mistake many times. Great soul food, a decent hike but not too tough for families, sheltered and a nice drive to get there.

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Thank Sarra H
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our day at the beach here. Fab life guards and really really good waves for surfing, body boarding and other sea activities. No need to worry about parking there is a massive field at the back of the car park for overflow. We grabbed some food from the new world coming into Sumner for a picnic as I... More 

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Thank Becky L
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want your local bay to become famous, sail into it instead of the main harbour next door. I like the baches along the hillside, built before resource consent was needed to build them. Now they are in danger of being bulldozed by bureaucrats because of lack of resource consents.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just walked along the track from Taylor's Mistake to Boulder Bay a few days ago. Haven't done it for a few years and had forgotten how stunning it is, especially on a sunny day when the colours of the tussock, sea and sky are incredible. The beginning of the track is to the right end of Taylor's Mistake when looking... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A beautiful, quiet beach with a lovely walking trail hugging the coastline. Lots of surfers to watch (or join!) and a nice place for all to take a dip or sit and soak up the sun. Very relaxing!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

In Sunmer beach it was full of teenagers, running and playing. In Taylors mistake, more 25-35 year old, relaxing. I liked this one much more. Very nice views of Sunmer beach while climbing the hill though, Very good for surfing pics and videos with a good zoom.

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