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. 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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  • Because bad weather in Fox glacier was we went Beach to the Gillespie. After 21 km gravel road and part primeval forest, we reached the beach and were immediately enthusiastic. The weather here was super sunny and pleasantly warm despite wind. There is also a small campsite but only with minimal facilities (WC, tables). On the beach are to the part of large trees and other schwemmen well that a walk very interesting makes. Don't forget anti repellent.
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  • The beach is about 20km west of the town. It is a beautiful and wild beach with a DOC campground with basic facilities 
  • Unfortunately you cannot get all the way to the Furl seal colony or the miners cave. The DOC bridge has been out since Aug '16 and no mention of when it will be replaces. But the beach walk is nice as...  more »