Taylors Mistake Track

This scenic walk leaves from Te Onepoto-Taylors Mistake and makes its way up and around the cliff, finishing opposite Nicholson Park.

Taylors Mistake Beach

Start Taylors Mistake Surf Club
Finish Nicholson Park
Distance 2.1 km
Time 1 hour one way (uphill)
Dogs Must be leashed
Accessibility Not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies
Toilets Taylors Mistake beach car park

From behind the Surf Club, walk to the end of the cul-de-sac and head up the marked track. Stick to the left when confronted with a junction and follow the path for 400 metres through a dense canopy of trees and bush. Take care as the track can be slippery here. 

Once free of the bush the track gets gradually steeper as it winds around the cliff – the stunning views are an excellent excuse to stop and catch your breath before continuing. A zig-zag incline concludes at the cliff top where a well-placed bench overlooking the ocean awaits. 

When you've taken in the scenery, follow the track through a field to zig-zag along the coastal cliffs. The walk ends in front of Nicholson Park where you can head through to walk down Flowers Track into Sumner.

Find out about swimming at Taylors Mistake.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link)(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.