Scarborough Bluffs Track

tart: Evans Pass Road, 450m past Sumnervale Drive.

Finish: Evans Pass or Taylors Mistake.

Distance: 1.7km to Evans Pass or 3km to Taylors Mistake.

Time: 30 minutes to Evans Pass or 1 hour to Taylors Mistake.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


The track starts from a stile on the side of Evans Pass Road, 450m past the intersection with Sumnervale Drive. From here the track zig zags up under the bluffs before coming to an intersection where you can decide to head left over to Taylors Mistake or turn right up to Rapanui Bush and Evans Pass.

The track to Evans Pass travels through open tussock land with clear views out over Sumner and the sea beyond. From Rapanui Bush at the head of the valley you can pop up to Evans Pass, return the same way or continue on a circuit back to Sumner via the Captain Thomas Track.

To walk to Taylors Mistake, take the track that veers left when you reach the intersection a short distance uphill from Evans Pass Road. 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.

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