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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  • Worth the drive to this rugged beach. Huge trees washed onto the shore are spectacular. Water temp rather chilly and take care if you want a quick dip. 
    Worth the drive to this rugged beach. Huge trees washed onto the shore are spectacular. Water temp rather chilly and take care if you want a quick dip.  more »
  • We took the opportunity to visit the beach as we were in our 4 wheel drive. It is a gravel road and a little bumpy getting there but worth the trip. The beach is beautiful and without the sandflies....  more
    We took the opportunity to visit the beach as we were in our 4 wheel drive. It is a gravel road and a little bumpy getting there but worth the trip. The beach is beautiful and without the sandflies....  more »
  • sooooooooooooo beautiful - the beach is incredible for fossicking and loads of short treks to mining history of times past - the campground is amazing - just loved it there - easy road to get to... 
    sooooooooooooo beautiful - the beach is incredible for fossicking and loads of short treks to mining history of times past - the campground is amazing - just loved it there - easy road to get to...  more »

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