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Good Beach to do some Fossicking

It was a bit cold and windy the day we visited. We went for a bit of a walk along the beach and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita T
Forster, Australia
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
London, United Kingdom
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Tuatapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit cold and windy the day we visited. We went for a bit of a walk along the beach and looked at the coloured stones on the water's edge. We wouldn't have known if the rocks we were looking at were gemstones...More

Thank Anita T
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

Thank diana s
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

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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