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Introduction

Camp near an old gold mining settlement and a seal colony. Tracks lead to historic suction and bucket dredges, and Galway Beach.

Campsite overview

Access

  • Car

Landscape

  • Coastal

Category

  • Category
Basic

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Water from tap
8 non-powered/tent sites

Activities

  • Walking and tramping

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this campsite

View from Gillespies Beach campsite. Photo: K Henderson.
View from Gillespies Beach Campsite

Getting there

From Fox Glacier Weheka township turn onto Cook Flat Road and follow the road for 21 km to Gillespies Beach. Over half of the journey is on narrow, gravel road. Keep left and keep your speed to a minimum. Not suitable for campervans or caravans.

Location

NZTM2000 coordinates: E2253720, N5751320
Latitude: -43.40805133, Longitude: 169.82862366

Fees

Free

Contacts

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 752 0796
Address:   13 State Highway 6
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
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