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Gemstone Beach

Tuatapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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True gem

True gem. We visited this beach purely due to its name and thought maybe its not worth getting out... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
diana s
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for fun (and very windy) walk

We stopped off for a quick pit-stop, and it was cool seeing the stones on the beach. Good spot for... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Dr_Rebecca_P
,
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice beach” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (3 reviews)
“south island” (2 reviews)
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Tuatapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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"semi precious stones"
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"pebbles"
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"collection"
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

True gem. We visited this beach purely due to its name and thought maybe its not worth getting out of the car for due to wild sand flies, thankfully we did. We walked down to the beach and realized how wonderful it was. I never...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We stopped off for a quick pit-stop, and it was cool seeing the stones on the beach. Good spot for photos and we had a lovely walk- no-one else was around. Possibly because it was incredibly windy- and my hair looked crazy when we got...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

When a local geologist and beach-comber told me there's a good possibility of finding semi precious stones, and even gold, on Gemstone, I simply had to go. After spending over 2 hours in the windy lovely beach, I did return with a load of stones...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Decided we would go for a drive to the coast on Easter Monday. Called in at Gemstone Beach on a Lovely Autumns day & enjoyed a walk along this beach. A nice place to visit on a good day: Well worth a visit ;

1  Thank Toshes
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Family fun looking for “gems” and having a day out we had lunch at the nearby cafe at Orepukl and before that we picked Blueberries

Thank gchand343
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great beach for walking as well as collecting coloured pebbles/stones. At low tide the beach is long and expansive. Definitely not a swimming beach. Our dogs also loved it

Thank LizzieRushton
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The weather was really against us but we still managed a nice walk on the beach between the showers. Did find any Gems this time.

1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Great beach. Gorgeous country side. Didn't find any gems. Careful with parking as it can fill up and leave you stuck.

Thank ian6633
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Take a walk as far as you can..this is a place that can consume you for hours..make sure you go at low tide so you don't get stuck on the beach

Thank lovesoutherlies
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a beautiful beach but also very sad. The amount of plastic on it is just embarrassing. There is more plastic than gems. We did see some very pretty rocks though.

3  Thank Alisa B
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