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
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 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, 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).
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
Spotted Shag at Boulder Bay
Earthquake rockfall and erosion as seen from the track
Track flowers, and paua shell at Boulder Bay
Returning to Taylors Mistake at the end of the walk