Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

(4/5 based on 140+ 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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  • We took the drive to this beach on a day that was very foggy and cool. Most of the way there was on an unsealed road. It was quite narrow and I was glad that we met no cars going the opposite directio...  more »
  • Nice Beach View and can see the Glacier and Mt.Cook ! But west coast have too many Sandflies ,so don't forget your spary  more »
  • Drove out to Gillespies Beach before seeing Fox Glacier. We had endless beach to ourselves. Literally walked for hours. Saw rare Hectors dolphins and seals. One of our favorite South Island experience...  more »