Parks & Gardens

Dolamore Park & Camp

(03) 209 0330
Social Media
70 Dolamore Park Road, Gore

Dolamore Park encompasses 95 hectares of native podocarp forest, expansive lawn areas and a range of exotic plantings encased by stone wall terracing.  Extensive areas of over 500 mature Rhododendrons make a spectacular show in spring. Located 11km from Gore in the Hokonui Hills, at the south-west end of the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve, this awesome park offers something for everyone.

The park is an ideal location for a family day out or a night's camping. It is home to an excellent playground that includes slides, swings, jungle gyms, a rope-climbing wall and even a flying fox. There are uinlimited tent sites on grassed areas, 22 powerpoints for campervans to hook up to, and electric BBQs that are free to use. There are also kitchen and shower facilities.

Dolamore Park is the gateway to many pleasant, easy walking tracks through native forest, ranging in length from 10 minutes to 4 hours. These tracks are of good to excellent standard and can be walked most times of the year. Visitors can discover many native plants and wildlife and wonder at the amazing views from the top of the Poppelwells Lookout. Mountain biking enthusiasts are also catered for with a grade 3 track just minutes from the park, at Pope Road.

Access to an Education Centre is available by appointment, displaying interactive information which shows the balance of biodiversity in native forests.

Dolamore Park was named in honour of the Dolamore family, whose donation allowed the camping area to be developed. The land was originally bought by the Gore Borough Council in 1940 to establish a public picnic area and provide access into the adjacent Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve in order to maintain it as a wildlife sanctuary.

Venture Southland
Last modified
Thu 13 Jan 2022
  • Accommodation
  • Holiday Parks & Campgrounds
  • Activities
  • Natural Attraction
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Scenic Photo Point
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Picnic
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping
  • Sport & Outdoor