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“Beach trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gillespies Beach

Gillespies Beach
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Fox Glacier
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Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
“Beach trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Worth the ride to get there, lovely. When we were there it was raining and cold, but can imagine how wonderful it would be warm.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Gillespies Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

Awesome west coast beach! Worth the drive out. Leave some beach graffiti (write words with rocks) and take some rugged west coast shots. Mining history here.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Trish G
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Secluded Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Very isolated beach - 20 minutes down an unpaved road gets you to a beautiful black rock beach littered with driftwood. The hiking trail down to the seal colony was closed in late December due to a recent flooding.

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Remote & lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

The trip there alone is worth thinking aboutas it is so attractive. A very winding, unmade & narrow road so go carefully. Travel through the rimu forest fringed with ferns to arrive at Gillespies Beach. The beach is laden with smooth, round, pebbles which sparkle in the sunshine & the huge driftwood washed ashore provides an array of natures own sculptures. Lots of interesting photo opportunites.All this to the sound of crashing waves & in our case, no-one else around. Then wander back to the substantial picnic table for a rest to watch & listen to the bird life or view the tale of the ill-fated sand dredger with its remains near the car park.
It was quite windy the day we were there so no sand flies but take on board what otheres have mentioned as Fox Glacier area was the only place we got bitten!

Visited October 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“What we did instead of Fox Glacier Heli Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Heli Hike was postponed because of the weather, so we went to the BEACH.
Despite the weather we had so much fun on the beach and the local walks.

Visited October 2013
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