Located in the West Coast region
IntroductionA visit to Gillespies Beach offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana, gold mining relics and coastal walks.
Find things to do and places to stay Gillespies Beach
Gillespies Beach is a 21 km drive from Fox Glacier Weheka township. Head west along Cook Flat Road passing the turn off to Lake Matheson and the Peak Viewpoint along the way. After 8 km turn off to Gillespies Beach Road and follow this for 11 km to the end.
Half of the journey is on a narrow, unsealed road – keep left, and keep your speed to a minimum. The road is not suitable for towing vehicles.