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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  • October 4, 2017
    After a rather windy and narrow drive we arrived at Gillespies beach. It was secluded with only one other person seen. We walked all tracks which were easy and ended up on the beach front as we walked...  more »
  • June 7, 2017
    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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  • May 7, 2017
    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 »

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