Gillespies Beach campsite

Campsite category

Basic

Facilities

Water from tap Water from tap
Toilets Toilets

Fees

Free

Booking

Tent and campervan sites are available on a first come, first served basis, and cannot be pre-booked.

Campsite details

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

  • Number of tent sites - 8

The Gillespies Beach campsite is located near an old gold mining settlement. Short tracks lead to historic suction and bucket dredges - relics from the gold mining days, while longer tracks lead to Gillespies Lagoon and a seal colony at Galway Beach.

Location

North end of Gillespies Beach, 21 km from Fox Glacier. Grid reference: NZTopo50 E2253720 N5751320 Latitude: -43.40805133, Longitude: 169.82862366

Getting there

At Fox Glacier Weheka township turn onto Cook Flat Road and follow the road to Gillespies Beach. Over half of the journey is on narrow, unsealed road so keep left and keep your speed to a minimum.

Notes

  • Narrow and winding road not suitable for motorhomes or caravans
  • Picnic shelter
  • Dogs by permit only
 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 731 1895
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
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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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Reefton Visitor Centre i-SITE Information Centre
Phone:      +64 3 732 8391
Email:   reefton@i-site.org
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Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 750 0809
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
Haast
South Westland
Email:   haastvc@doc.govt.nz
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