Scarborough Bluffs Track

This walking track provides a route from Sumner to Evans Pass or across to Taylors Mistake. You can also use it to create a nice loop by linking with the Captain Thomas Track.

Start Evans Pass
Finish Taylors Mistake
Distance 3 km
Time 60 minutes one way
Dogs Must be kept on a leash

The track starts from Evans Pass and gently descends through open tussock. Near the intersection with Sumnervale Drive, there is an option to turn left and zig-zag down the signposted Waterfall track which creates a circuit walk with the Captain Thomas Track. Otherwise, continue along the Scarborough Track towards Taylors Mistake.

The terrain becomes quite rocky and requires some surefootedness as it weaves through the bluffs. Follow the track past the Scarborough woolshed and continue on as it sidles gently down the slopes to meet Taylors Mistake Road. There are great views over Sumner and down into Taylors Mistake along the way.

Please walk carefully downhill along the side of the road to get to the beach.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(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.