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

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Gore - brown trout capital of the world
Gore, Southland

By Venture Southland


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
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, and wireless internet. Cot available. Cooked/continental breakfast. Ot... (more)
Bularangi Lodge Tapanui - Accommodation in Tapanui New Zealand
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 holiday rental accommodates up to 8 people, is fully self catered, and ther... (more)
Charlton Motel - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
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. Invercargill Airport is a 1-hour drive, and Queenstown is a 2-hour driv... (more)
Dolamore Park Camp - Accommodation in Upper Charlton New Zealand
Upper Charlton
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
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 from $120.00?Extra guests - $20.00?Family rates and long term rates ava... (more)
Esplanade Motels - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
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 TV. All bathrooms have a heater and hairdryer. Each comes with 100MB of... (more)
Falls Hotel Motel and Bistro - Accommodation in Mataura New Zealand
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 to shared kitchen with coffee, tea making facilities, microwave, oven,... (more)
Forest Lodge Hotel - Accommodation in Tapanui New Zealand
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
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 stay in, great for sporting groups as the sports multi complex (swimm... (more)
Heartland Hotel Croydon - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
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 hotel and can seat up to 400 delegates and all technical facilities are a... (more)
Riverlea Motel - Accommodation in Gore New Zealand
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. Whether you're here to fish in our great river, to relax in the peaceful env... (more)
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  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Gore, Southland
    Thu 4 Feb 2021 6:00PM / Classical Music
    The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. ... more
  • Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill, Southland
    Thu 21 Jan 2021 7:30PM / Folk
    Hamilton indie-folk band Looking For Alaska released their new album 'Light and Shadow' this November, and to celebrate are playing a bunch of sick as shows around New Zealand over summer! The tour kicks off with 3 ... more
  • Corinthian Convention Centre, Invercargill, Southland
    Fri 5 Feb 2021 6:30PM / Wrestling
    'Wrestling on the Edge of the World' returns in 2021 for a special TWO NIGHT 'Fight For Gold' event over Waitangi Weekend! Night One will feature Qualifying Matches where the winners will advance to a 4 Way Ladder ... more
  • St Mary's Basilica, Invercargill, Southland
    Wed 3 Feb 2021 7:30PM / Classical Music
    The next generation of young New Zealand musicians will come together as touring ensemble, to present music by, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Charpantier, and premier of Concerto Grosso by emerging composer Rakuto Kurano. ... more
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