Taylors Mistake Walkway


It’s been a few years since I last did the Taylors Mistake Walkway. Today was a typical Canterbury sunny winter’s day, so a great day to go for a walk by the sea at Taylors Mistake.


I’m not sure if the boulder on the side of the hill is erosion or earthquake related, I suspect it’s earthquake…


It looks just as impressive when you are on the walk!


A no stopping zone. These are common now on Canterbury walking tracks (well at least the ones I walk on…).


The track was a bit muddy in places and posed a few problems for those of us who were not keen to walk through ankle deep mud.



6 responses to “Taylors Mistake Walkway”

  1. Hi,

    Nice photos and nice blog about the city.

    Is the walkway public transport accessible?
    I suppose starting from Sumner is the best option.
    Or would it accessible by stomping over the Port Hills?
    It’s hard to follow what tracks are(n’t) open.

    A couple of times I have attempted to begin the walkway from the end of Sumner Bay and walk along the track from there but couldn’t get access to the path. I guess that is still closed.



  2. It must surely be a blessing to have such wonderful places like Taylors Mistake Walkway, and so many other beautiful tracks and walks nearby to escape life’s daily grind and to soak in the sights, sounds, and even the breezes that nature has to offer. Your pictures here have captured the essence so very well that it doesn’t take much effort to daydream when gazing up them …and stepping through the frames, be there …until the daydreaming gets interrupted from something far, far away on the other side of the planet!


    • Robert, we Cantabrians (and Kiwis in general) are very blessed with our great outdoors and the accessibility of it. I actually mentioned to my friend who walked the track with me, how lucky we were to be in such a beautiful and wild spot but in 15 minutes we could be sitting in a cafe having a latte!


  3. I love Boulder Bay, but haven’t been able to visit since the quakes.
    How did it fare, and is it now (safely) accessible?


  4. Walked down to Boulder Bay about 7 weeks ago. Surprisingly there was no visible damage and lots of people strolling around looking at the historical settlements. It was lovely and took a few nice photos.


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