South Island Part 4: Gillespie’s Beach

Lauren Chapman
May 28, 2013

When talking about the prospect of vacation, there is always this argument in my family: the mountains or the beach? Well, we found a place with both.

Gillespie’s Beach , only about an hour’s drive from Fox Glacier, was our camping destination for the night- mostly just because the campsite is free. However, we were blown away by the amazing rock beach looking out to the Tasman Sea and the magnificent mountain views behind.

In the morning we took a long hike out to where there is apparently sometimes a seal colony… however, instead of seals we were welcomed by the onset of rain… Even so, I would say it was a successful stop at Gillespie’s beach.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Lauren M. Chapman and I am a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying to be a High School Math Teacher. On campus you can often find me singing with my a capella group, baking, tutoring or catching up with friends. I am a mid-western girl who loves home, but is thrilled to be on my own big adventure in New Zealand! I love being outside, soaking in the beauties of natures, and getting to meet amazing people from around the world. I cannot wait to take a little piece of Kiwi culture back home with me.</span></p>

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