Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

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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. By using our Fox Glacier road trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to Gillespies Beach and other attractions in Fox Glacier.
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  • I would suggest to avoid if you’re looking for a place to sleep peacefully in your camper. This place is really crowded all day and year, especially is free of charge camping grounds. Big young crowd ...  more »
  • This beach. The direction from the Fox Glacier. There is only one way in and out. The waves on the beach are very big. It's full of driftwood. I heard that the sand flies here in summer are very fierce.
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  • To call it a beach is something I can't quite get my head around as it is mainly all rocks and timber and for laying on the sand that is different as it is black in colour so it certainly was an exper...  more »
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