Department of Conservation Gillespies Beach DOC Campsite New Zealand

Gillespies Beach DOC Campsite

Department of Conservation Gillespies Beach DOC Campsite in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park near Fox Glacier, Westland, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation campsites are popular with Kiwis and can be crowded in peak seasons. Some require booking but most are first-come-first-served, which means get there early or have alternatives ready. Probably the cheapest accommodation to be found, they are perfect for campervans or those traveling on a budget with a car and tent. Prices and details can change, use the links below for the latest information and any current alerts in the area.

Fees & Booking

$8

Adult price un-powered site.

$4

Child price un-powered site.

Standard fees for a DOC Standard Campsite are shown below, however some campgrounds may differ. Use the links to find up-to-date pricing.

Adult (18 + years): $8 per night
Child (5 – 17 years): $4 per night
Infant (0 – 4 years): free

Contact and Location Details

The contact details are for the nearest DOC office that might be far away from the actual location. Usually you do not need to contact DOC unless you require specific information or need to report something. The actual location can be found on the map or by using the GPS coordinates if provided. Note that I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible with the GPS coordinates, however use at your own risk.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre,
69 Cron Street,
Franz Josef Glacier 7856.

+64 3 752 0360

   -43.40817, 169.82886

From Fox Glacier Weheka township turn onto Cook Flat Road and follow the road for 21 km to Gillespies Beach. Over half of the journey is on narrow, gravel road. Keep left and keep your speed to a minimum. Not suitable for campervans or caravans.

Access

This campsite can be accessed by:

  • Foot
  • Mountain Bike
  • Car
  • 4WD
  • Campervan
  • Caravan
  • Boat

Accommodation

This is a DOC Standard Campsite. They have toilets, water supply (tap, stream, or lake) and vehicle or boat access. Wood BBQs and fireplaces, cold showers, picnic tables, a cooking shelter and rubbish bins may be provided.

8 non-powered sites.

Facilities

Open fires are not permitted unless specified and may have restrictions.

  • Dump Station
  • Tap Water
  • Stream Water
  • NO WATER
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Non-flushing Toilet
  • Hot Showers
  • Cold Showers
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Cooking Shelter
  • Barbecue Area
  • Campfires Permitted
  • Boat Ramp
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Facilities for Disabled
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