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Gemstone Beach

Tuatapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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Great place for a nice walk on the beach.

The weather was really against us but we still managed a nice walk on the beach between the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter M
Invercargill, New Zealand
Nice beach.

Great beach. Gorgeous country side. Didn't find any gems. Careful with parking as it can fill up... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Beechwood, Australia
via mobile
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“nice beach” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (4 reviews)
Tuatapere-Orepuki Hwy, Orepuki, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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
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.

2  Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Rumor has it there are gemstones on the beach-we didn't find any! This is a nice beach near Riverton but certainly not the nicest beach.

Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing beautiful beach. Head to the right of beach and walk over two stream. Happy hunting. Gravel to car park, limited parking.

1  Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is an awesome coastal beach about half an hr from the cute town of Riverton. Make time at low tide to hunt for semi-precious Gem stones and sift the black sand for Garnet sand :)

1  Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I would have loved to walked further on this beach but the tide did not allow this. Amazing waves and great cloud formations.

Thank Trish P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we drove down the coast in the South Island - from Nelson and then onto Greytown - through the wonderful bush and came uponGemstone beach it was glorious. Despite it being winter the day was lovely and sunny and warm while the beach was amazing....More

Thank parnell32
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a truly amazing beach with some fabulous views. My Grandson was totally thrilled to spend the afternoon collecting his own bucket of gems

Thank JuliaMilley
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