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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.

Gore Attractions

  • Kingston Flyer
  • Gold Guitar Festival in Gore
  • Fleming's Creamoata Mill

Gore Activities

  • 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

Gore Climate

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.

Hotels in Gore

Recommended hotels

From US$73

1 Heartland Hotel Croydon

2 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

100 Waimea Street Map


Providing excellent stopover, the Heartland Hotel Croydon Gore is an ideal meeting point for gatherings of people from other centres. General Croydon Hotel also provides Wi-Fi access, four... More

Dated decor but cosy
We stayed for one night as we were attending a function nearby. The room looked dated and the fittings were rather old-fashioned but everything worked and the heating did a great job of dispelling...
21 Jul 2014
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