Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier
(3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The gravel road to Gillespies Beach is really adventurous. Lots of sharp curves, narrow road, lot of loose gravel. BE CAREFUL ! The sign on the start of the road says it, and I give the advise to driv...  more »
  • Despite the bad weather we made a trip to this bay. The walk through the wide bay with the many driftwoods was breathtakingly beautiful. 
  • The coastline and weather is constantly changing so it depends on the conditions you are looking for. Have been here twice. First time it was raining and seas were wild, the last time it was a bright ...  more »