Gillespies Beach, Fox Glacier

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#3 of 7 in Parks 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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  • What a secret off the beaten track. We decided to camp here after the Copland track and we were not disappointed! The views of mt cook and Sefton were striking, as were the views of the towering...  more »
  • Hear the waves crushing, wind blowing and it was so peaceful! You can tell there amazing views over the mountains from the beach but it was covered so we barely got a glimpse!  more »
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