Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier
(3.9/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
Explore Gillespies Beach by car or on foot for impressive views of the coast and Southern Alps. Take a walk around the area and learn about the harsh conditions experienced by the first gold prospectors who lived and worked here. Numerous trails offer a route into the history and landscape of the area for visitors of all ages. Interpretive panels and important artifacts like the suction dredge provide interesting insight into mining techniques, while the pebble beach gives visitors extensive views of the jagged coastline. Put Gillespies Beach into our Fox Glacier trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Fox Glacier.
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  • Hard to believe that in 25 minutes you can go from the mountains all the way to the ocean. We had the beach to ourselves. Not really a swimming beach. The beach gave me a sense of isolation due to its...  more »
  • Gillespies beach is well worth a visit even though it is a fairly long drive on gravel. The beach is lovely - lots of twisted and gnarled bits of wood with fab flat stones to make high towers. The wal...  more »
  • Trust me you do not think you are going to see the beach till you get there, you drive from Glaciers, snow capped mountains through rain forest and hallelujah there is the beach, not many countries in...  more »