Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

3.9
#3 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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  • Had a wee campfire on the beach. So isolated and beautiful. Lots of friendly sand flies! No campervans should drive out there the road is not built for them.  more »
  • a very different experience after being on the glazier. the road is a bit windy and rough but once you arrive at the beach its very interesting to see the mining info and walks. The beach itself is am...  more »
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