Gemstone Beach, Southland, NZ

Gemstone Beach is magnificent, wild and one of the gems of Southland. Located on State Highway 99, half a kilometre from Orepuki, a short track from the carpark to the beach. Windswept on a wintery day is just as beautiful as a sunfilled summer evening. This beach is ever changing and well worth repeat visits even if not ‘hunting’ for the actual gems that can sometimes be found.