Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

3.9
#4 of 8 in Outdoors in Fox Glacier
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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  • The road to the beach is already an interesting wetland/rainforest route. The road is quite narrow but the nature is stunning. For bird watchers as we are this park is a paradise. The beach is a rough...  more »
  • There's not much special about this place besides you can see a lot of water, and you can stack rocks for some cool photos. It's very windy and noisy, but worth it if you don't mind.  more »
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