Eastern Southland

See & Do

Gore District Council
Fly Fishing in Eastern Southland

Eastern Southland has lots for visitors to see and do, with fishing being one of the most popular! There are plenty of local fishing guides who can help you land the perfect catch. Alongside its trout-filled rivers, the region also boasts a range of scenic reserves, parks, and gardens, and various areas for sport and recreation, including golf courses, mountain biking trails, a BMX track, and the impressive Gore Multisports Complex.

Another of the region’s drawcards is culture and history. The Eastern Southland Art Gallery and Hokonui Moonshine Museum are highlights and there are also interesting museums at Wyndham and Mataura, with the latter being housed in the historic Clematis Cottage. The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre in Mandeville, with its display of vintage aircraft, is one of the jewels in Eastern Southland’s crown - if you’re feeling particularly adventurous you can even go for a flight in one of the restored planes!