9 Things to Do in Gore That You Shouldn't Miss

September 11, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Gore, New Zealand including Fly Fish Mataura, Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore Public Gardens, Gore Visitor Centre, Gore Aquatic Centre, Bannerman Park, Dolamore Park, Gore Golf Club.
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1. Fly Fish Mataura

86 A Wentworth Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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5 based on 62 reviews

Fly Fish Mataura

Reviewed By Bill S - New Philadelphia, Ohio

A friend and I were privileged to spend a special day fly fishing The Mataura with Barry Perkins. Barry knows his waters, his sport, and is the consummate guide to take you on the best brown trout water I have ever fished. He is extremely...MoreThanks Bill. I really enjoyed showing you and Barry some of our great fishing water. Hope you make it back to Gore one day soon.

2. Hokonui Moonshine Museum

16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, New Zealand +64 3-208 9907
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

Reviewed By carefree2017 - Horsham, United Kingdom

Gore probably isn't most peoples destination, rather than an "en route to" place. Nevertheless, it's well worth a few hours break in your journey to experience the local history. Top of the list should be Hokonui Moonshine museum, lots and lots of information on Scots doing what they do best, producing whisky. You even get a shot at the end of the tour, but don't get too excited...

Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street, Gore 9740, New Zealand +64 3-208 9907
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Eastern Southland Gallery

The Eastern Southland Art Gallery is home to the internationally renowned John Money Collection and Ralph Hotere Gallery, and also features a diverse programme of temporary Exhibitions and events. During your trip to the South, the Eastern Southland Gallery is a must see attraction that is suitable for all ages.

Reviewed By E7777AAjohnr - Christchurch, New Zealand

The Gallery was very interesting and showed a lot of the history from the area. The exibits were nicely placed with full descriptions of the art work and artifacts.,Hi E7777AAjohnr, Thanks for reviewing us! We're glad you found the Gallery interesting and informative. We hope to see you back sometime soon! GoreNZ

4. Gore Public Gardens

Ardwick Street, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Gore Public Gardens

The Gore Public Gardens are one of Gore's well-loved attractions, offering something for locals and visitors alike. Among the exotic trees and shrubs are a number of rare and unusual specimens. The Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty, showcasing some of NZ's finest fauna and flora. Here, you will find plenty of Seating, picnic tables, and an aviary with a wide variety bird species.

Reviewed By Ashley K - Lapu Lapu, Philippines

the Gore public Gardens are part of the attraction of the town, however the radiant colours of Anderson park or Invercargill were not here. However It was enjoyable to see nature developing in Autumn and what she had to offerHi Ashley K, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the travel community. We're glad you got to see the Gore public Gardens in the beauty of Autumn. Many thanks, GoreNZ

5. Gore Visitor Centre

16 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9740, New Zealand +64 3-203 9288
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5 based on 4 reviews

Gore Visitor Centre

Visit the Gore Visitor Centre to find out about the wonderful attractions in the Gore District. The Gore Visitor Centre has a team of friendly and knowledgeable experts who aim to provide visitors with comprehensive information on activities, transport, accommodation and events, both locally and throughout NZ. Stop in for all your travel needs.

Reviewed By inclinekiwi - Incline Village, Nevada

Lovely little museum with a great selection of artifacts and a good overview of the Gore and Southland area and history. Well worth a visit and it's just across the road from the art gallery. It's free but a donation would be appreciated.Thanks, inclinekiwi, for your review! It's great to hear you enjoyed the Gore Visitor Centre and museums!

6. Gore Aquatic Centre

Wayland St, Gore 9710, New Zealand +64 3-203 9128
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Gore Aquatic Centre

The Gore Aquatic Centre can be found in the Gore Multisports Complex, alongside the MLT Event Centre and the indoor Ice-Skating Rink. The Acquatic centre encompasses an eight-lane 25m main pool, a leisure pool (including a toddler's pool, rain drop, water Fountains, walk-in beach area, bubble pit & sprays), a hydrotherapy pool as well as a wide variety of inflatables and regular events.

Reviewed By Emily A - Florida

I have recently started swimming here for personal fitness while my husband and I are staying in the area on working holiday. The Multisport complex is very well kept and the pool is always clean and the water is warm. There is a lap pool on one side and a recreation pool on the other that often has big inflatables for the kids, and families really seem to love using it. If you need to borrow a kick board or pull buoy they have plenty to borrow for your swim. Very friendly staff and clean changing rooms as well. I bought a small package of 10 swims and will buy another 10 once I use these up. The sports complex has much more than just the pool, but I haven't had the chance to explore more of it. There is also an ice skating rink that is temporarily closed, but we are excited to hopefully check that out soon!

7. Bannerman Park

482 Crewe St, Gore 9710, New Zealand +64 3-209 0330
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Bannerman Park

Complete with Seating areas, picnic tables and sealed pathways, Bannerman Park is the perfect place for a quiet stroll or family outing. At Bannerman Park, you can find extensive plantings of rhododendrons, conifers, native ferns, daffodils, peonies, daylilies, willows, oaks and silver birches to name a few, intertwined with streams, ponds and a deer park.

Reviewed By Dorothy R - Brisbane, Australia

I was visiting Gore with my children and grandchildren and we walked though Bannerman Park. It is totally free, the trees and flowers are very pretty and the deer were wonderful, we took apples and fed the large deer, especially the large stag they have,...MoreThanks, Dorothy R, for such great review! We're glad you got to enjoy Bannerman Park and all its beauty with your family. Cheers, GoreNZ

8. Dolamore Park

70 Dolamore Park Road, Gore 9777, New Zealand +64 3-208 6896
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Dolamore Park

Located 11km from Gore, near the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve and on the lower slopes of the Hokonui Hills, Dolamore Park offers something for everyone. Dolamore Park is home to a variety of exotic plant, fresh water, and native bird species. You can also find camping, picnic and BBQ facilities, walking and mountain biking tracks through the forest, an education centre and a playground.

Reviewed By 603Jim - Chesterfield, United Kingdom

The well surfaced and clearly marked short trails from the play area are superb for exploring the ancient native forest . The dense canopy and trees covered with epiphytes are a rare insight into the old NZ.Hi 603Jim, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the travel community. We're glad you enjoyed what Dolamore Park has to offer. Many thanks, GoreNZ

9. Gore Golf Club

32 Terry Road | Upper Charlton, Gore 9774, New Zealand +64 3-208 9932
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5 based on 1 reviews

Gore Golf Club

One of the finest 18 hole Golf courses in the lower South Island - Excellent Golf all year-round at a reasonable price. The Gore Golf Club was established in 1904, and moved to the present Croydon links in 1931. The 18 hole parkland course is relatively flat, and only 3km from the centre of Gore. Visitors are always welcome.

Reviewed By peterkemp092 - Gore, New Zealand

Great course in fantastic condition. Very friendly and welcoming membership. Equipment available. Free lessons during daylight saving on Wednesdays at 5.30 pm - just turn up. Fun twilight golf on a Tuesday for teams of 3 to play 9 holes and enjoy a eef and raffles. Members of any other course welcome to join main Saturday competition. Annual Trilogy competition End of November and Gore Classic mid February. Highly recommended.

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