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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  • Nice beach, campsite is expensive for a carpark with a toilet and a sink with water that requires boiling.  more »
  • It was reported continuous rain and so the day started well. 09:00 h, it cleared up and it was a sunny, cloudless day. The 21 km ride pay off. The beach relatively deserted, good surf and an excellent walkway. The day was successful. In good weather, a must.
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  • We drove to this beach hoping to stay at the DOC site and we managed this despite perhaps 40 other tents with the same idea on this lovely evening. The flush toilets were a step up from the past, but ...  more »

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