Gillespies Beach

A visit to Gillespies Beach offers a scenic drive, lovely views of the Southern Alps Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, an historic cemetery and coastal walks. Walking tracks from 270 m – 6.8 km can be found here. […]

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Lake Matheson

Just a 5 minute drive from Fox Glacier, the slight detour to Lake Matheson is highly recommended. A 40 minute return walk leads to the lakeside jetty famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Mt La Perous. […]

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Cathedral Caves

Large, coastal caves, accessible from the beach via a 50 minute return walk. Road access via Maori owned land; $5/person. Accessible at LOW TIDE ONLY, see cathedralcaves.co.nz for times. […]

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Jacks Blowhole

Turn off the main route at Owaka (signed Jacks Bay) for this 1 hour return walk to a coastal blowhole. Walk closed sept/oct due to lambing. Adds 20-30 mins driving time to route. […]

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Nugget Point

A detour of around 40 minutes drive leads dramatic views of a series of rocky islets from Nugget Point – wave eroded rocks viewable from a lighthouse above. Turnoff signposted from the main route. […]

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