Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

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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. 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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  • sooooooooooooo beautiful - the beach is incredible for fossicking and loads of short treks to mining history of times past - the campground is amazing - just loved it there - easy road to get to...  more »
  • A bit of a hair-raising drive to get here (windy), but well worth it. We walked along the beach to the Lagoon at the end (about an hour, just strolling). It feels very remote here. We had a good...  more »
  • Invested in the crazy long gravel road in the hopes we'd come across a nice beach. We were disappointed. The beach is stone, covered in horrible sand flies and very windy. Yes, its isolated.. but for....  more »

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