Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

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#5 of 8 in Parks in Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • It is on this beach on the West Coast, I could see my first sunset in New Zealand! really beautiful, besides the beach is really big and everyone can find his little tree trunk to sit and contemplate the vastness that lies before us.
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  • It's almost comical how far the drive is to get to Gellespi Beach and camping area. I think a lot of people go there because there is no Freedom camping in the township. However if you plan on camping...  more »
  • We loved the drive to Gillespie's beach. It's a narrow gravel road, winding through the forest. This is a great area to visit if you want somewhere quiet in the Fox area - we saw a couple of other car...  more »

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