Godley Heads Walkway

Taylors Mistake Beach

Start of the walk at Taylors Mistake Beach

The Taylors Mistake to Godley Heads walkway has recently reopened after an upgrade following earthquake damage.  From the centre of Christchurch city it is a thirty minute drive to the start of the walkway.

Godley Heads Walkway map

Godley Heads Walkway map

Christchurch people have been unable to use this scenic track for more than two years.  It is a coastal walk of about three hours return, passing World War Two military buildings.

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Looking back towards Taylors Mistake and Scarborough

Looking back towards Taylors Mistake and Scarborough

 

 

Miliat

Looking northeast past World War Two storage buildings to the heads of Lyttelton Harbour

 

 

Arriving at Godley Heads carpark with views of the entrance to Lyttelton Harbour

Arriving at Godley Heads carpark with views of the entrance to Lyttelton Harbour, above Mechanics Bay

 

On the way back we took a detour down to Boulder Bay, a rocky beach with plenty of bird life and some heritage baches (holiday houses).

 

Boulder Bay

Boulder Bay

 

Stone End

Stone End, a bach at Boulder Bay built in the  early 1900’s of rough hewn boulders and concrete

 

Rosy Morn, another heritage bach built in early 1900's

Rosy Morn, another heritage bach built in early 1900’s

 

Spotted Shag at Boulder Bay

Spotted Shag at Boulder Bay

 

 

Earthquake rockfall and erosion

Earthquake rockfall and erosion as seen from the track

 

Earthquake rockfall

Earthquake rockfall

 

Track flowers, and paua shell at Boulder Bay

Track flowers, and paua shell at Boulder Bay

 

Returning to Taylors mistake

Returning to Taylors Mistake at the end of the walk

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2 thoughts on “Godley Heads Walkway

  1. Thanks Annette, love reading your blogs. Makes me feel like I am reading a tourist brochure. New Zealand certainly has a lot to offer in walks and wilderness.

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