Pop into Gore's Croydon Aircraft Museum for a peek into Southland's aviation history.
Gore
Croydon Aircraft Museum, Southland

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Gore - brown trout capital of the world
Gore
Gore, Southland

By Venture Southland

Gore

Gore is the official home of country music in New Zealand. It's also known for great fly fishing - or maybe you'd rather go flying in a Tiger Moth!

The rural town of Gore has a special attraction for country music fans. Every year in early June, Gore hosts the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards, which incorporates the New Zealand Line Dancing Championships.

If you like to flick a fly rod, spring and early summer are the best times to catch a brown trout. In addition to the Mataura River, there are many productive streams close by. Guided fishing trips are available.

While in Gore, visit the Hokonui Moonshine Museum to learn about the area’s history of illicit whisky distilling. The Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival celebrates this history in March each year.

For insight into Gore's Maori and European settler past, head to Gore Historical Museum, and to see one of the finest art collections in Southland, visit the Eastern Southland Gallery.

West of Gore is Mandeville, where you can go flying in a restored Tiger Moth.

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ASURE Oakleigh Motels - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
8.90 24 Reviews
Gore
0800625534
Oakleigh Motel offers affordable and spacious motel accommodation in Gore. Accommodation consists of 10 self-contained 1 & 2 bedroom ground floor motel units, with spa bath units. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, bath/shower, hair dryer, queen size beds, flatscreen TVs with Sky TV, DVD, ... (more)
Bularangi Lodge Tapanui - Accommodation in Tapanui New Zealand
6.00 1 Reviews
Tapanui
0800787980
We are located in the small rural town of Tapanui in the province of West Otago NZ, which lies between the foot of the Blue Mountains ( West Otago ) and the Pomahaka River. Gore is a 30km drive away.Deer stalking, pig hunting and trout fishing are popular pastimes of the area. Our holid... (more)
Charlton Motel - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
8.50 81 Reviews
Gore
0800929733
Just 3 minutes’ drive from Mataura River, Charlton Motel offers self-contained accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen. The property features a barbecue area and 100 MB of free Wi-Fi per stay.Charlton Motel Gore is 5 minutes’ drive from Gore Racecourse and the Gore Historical Museum. I... (more)
Dolamore Park Camp - Accommodation in Upper Charlton New Zealand
Upper Charlton
032086896
Signposted from Gore. 22 power & unlimited tent sites on grassed area. Kitchen & shower facilities. Flush toilets. NO DOGS. Well-formed tracks through native forest, 1 wheelchair accessible. Education centre open by appt. Tariff: $10pp (per night), $2 school-age child, under 5 free. ... (more)
Edendale Motel - Accommodation in Edendale New Zealand
Edendale
032066890
The Pioneer Tavern has 6 brand new quiet motel units available, apartment style. 1-bedroom, ground-floor units. King-size beds. Full kitchen. Laundry. Quality furnishings and linen. Quiet and spacious, with parking at your door. Sky TV in bar..?Single, Double and Twin rooms are available f... (more)
Esplanade Motels - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
8.10 112 Reviews
Gore
0800285050
Esplanade Motels offer modern and spacious accommodation with full kitchen facilities, just 3 minutes’ drive from Gore town centre. Each apartment includes electric blankets, satellite TV and a DVD player.The self-contained units are situated on the ground floor and include a flat-screen T... (more)
Falls Hotel Motel and Bistro - Accommodation in Mataura New Zealand
Mataura
032038027
9 ground-floor rooms;4 ensuite double rooms with Queen beds (some also have a single bed as well), TV, tea & coffee making.5 x single rooms - TV, share bathroom, tea & coffee making in the room.Plus 4 double Portacom units - share bathroom located in the hotel, includes heater, TV, access ... (more)
Forest Lodge Hotel - Accommodation in Tapanui New Zealand
Tapanui
032048244
4 motel units with private facilities at the southern entrance to Central Otago. Fully refurbished, electric blankets. 2min drive to hunting, fishing, 18-hole golf course, squash courts. Public bar/restaurant. EFTPOS. Tariff: $70 (single), $80 (double), $100 (3-4 persons).... (more)
Gore Motor Camp - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
Gore
032084919
Thanks for coming to have a look around our camp and you must check out our town while you're here. Your experience is at an unhurried pace, like stepping back in time. The smiles are genuine and we'll try and help you anyway we can. We have 2 motel units, 7 cabins and caravan's for you to... (more)
Heartland Hotel Croydon - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
7.10 121 Reviews
Gore
0800696963
Heartland Hotel Croydon is located in Gore in Southland.It has 36 rooms with a total capacity of 110. Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar is known for featuring local delicacies such as Fiordland venison and Stewart Island salmon with the local wines. Conference venues are available at the hot... (more)
Riverlea Motel - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
9.60 19 Reviews
Gore
0508202780
10 modern, spacious 1 and 2-bedroom units, serviced daily. Queen-size beds, full kitchen facilities, high-pressure showers, video/DVD players. Wireless internet available. Short walk to restaurants and town centre. Cooked/continental breakfast. Friendly and personal service assured. Whethe... (more)
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  • Gore Parents Centre, Gore, Southland
    Sat 10 Nov 2018 9:00AM / Family & Lifestyle
    Join Dr. Julie Bhosale for her massive Baby & Toddler Tour in Gore. These are bigger and better than ever with a full day event! An internationally-renowned family wellbeing and nutrition expert, published author, ... more
  • Invercargill City Libraries and Archives, Invercargill, Southland
    Tue 23 Oct 2018 11:00AM / Business & Professional
    Nancy is heading to Invercargill to help Business owners master the art of Instagram. If you attend this hands-on workshop you will: - find and create content that you know your audience will love - learn the art ... more
  • Surrey Park, Invercargill, Southland
    Sat 27 Oct 2018 9:00AM / Markets and Fairs
    Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something ... more
  • Invercargill Workingmen's Club, Invercargill, Southland
    Sat 27 Oct 2018 6:00PM / Wrestling
    Wrestling on the Edge of the World is back, see all the fallout after our biggest live event in history at the ILT Stadium! Southland! At the Southern Rumble Kane Khan defeated JK Moody in a brutal TLC Match to ... more
  • Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill, Southland
    Thu 1 Nov 2018 7:00PM / Rock
    Big Dawg Touring is proud to present Lookin Up on tour throughout New Zealand in October/ November 2018 Reinvigorated, Lookin Up return from Europe with a refined set featuring songs from their brand new album 'GOLD' ... more
  • Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill, Southland
    Fri 2 Nov 2018 7:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Alice Foulds presents her debut EP "Oxygen". Enjoy a night of music showcasing the up-and-coming talent, with supporting artist Danielle Hookway and live music courtesy of quality musicians all hailing from the local ... more
  • Hot Yoga, Invercargill, Southland
    Fri 2 Nov 2018 8:30PM / World
    Join Jesse and Annabelle for an evening of soulful music. Singing both contemporary songs that explore and implore the soul, as well as Ancient Yogic Mantras that are sung together. Allow your heart to lead you ... more
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