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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  • From the moment we got out of the car we got attached my sand flies!! Bring loads of bug spray!!!!!!  more »
  • With the road up to the Glacier closed we opted for Gillespies Beach as we never had been there previously. The drive to the beach itself is worth the effort as it runs through beautiful native bush -...  more »
  • Well worth the trip even though some parts closed due to storm damage. Dirt road but quite a hard surface no problems at all  more »

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