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Gillespies Beach

Gillespies Beach Christiaan Briggs

Gillespies Beach is the site of gold mining activity in the 1860s and several mining relics and a cemetery remain. There is also a seal colony at Galway Beach.

At the north end of the beach is a Department of Conservation campsite. More info

Things to do
There are a number of interesting walks to mining relics and it is the start of a hike to remote Galway Beach, known for its seals.

Getting there
Gillespies Beach is a 21 kilometre drive from Fox Glacier village past the Lake Matheson turn off.  Note, half of the drive is on a narrow, unsealed road.

See also
Gillespies Beach in the ‘Walks, Tramps, Tracks and More’ section and Gillespies Beach history.

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