Gore, New Zealand
Gore is located in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand, between the cities of Invercargill and Dunedin. Gore is a service town for the surrounding farm communities. It is the location of the New Zealand Country Music Awards and is home to two gothic churches built by R.A. Lawson in the late 1800s.
- Kingston Flyer
- Gold Guitar Festival in Gore
- Fleming's Creamoata Mill
- Visit the Eastern Southland Gallery, a major provincial art gallery
- Tour the Hokonui Moonshine Museum in Gore, exploring over 130 years of illicit whisky making
- Go fly fishing at Mataura River, reputed to be the ultimate in dry-fly angling for brown trout
Summer temperatures in Gore rarely get above 23°C (73°F), though the temperature can reach 30°C (86°F). The coldest times are in the winter, when frost and snow are common; temperatures average 10°C (50°F) during the day but dip below freezing at night.
Getting There & Around
The nearest airports are Dunedin and Invercargill, although international flights first land in Auckland or Christchurch and then offer connecting flights. Gore resides along State Highway 1 (which runs between Invercargill and Dunedin), and is a two-hour drive from Dunedin. It is also possible to charter a helicopter to Gore. There are no public transportation services available once you arrive in Gore, so car is the best mode of transportation. During the summer months, visitors also enjoy getting around by bicycle.