Gore is one of the main hubs of Southland, hence it has an abundance of things to see and do!
Keep busy on the Waikaka Way Walkway, at the Hamilton Park BMX track, or at the impressive Multisports Complex, which is comprised of an aquatic centre, an ice rink and an indoor sports stadium. Shop til you drop down Gore’s main streets or check out the Eastern Southland Art Gallery. Fish in the Mataura River and land your dream trout. Learn about local history through the Gore Heritage Trail, the Gore Historical Museum, the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, and the Hokonui Pioneer Village and Museum. Relax, picnic, and let the kids run around in the Gore Public Gardens or Bannerman Park. Or catch a film at the SBS St James Theatre. There’s something to suit every itinerary in Gore!
Things To See & Do In Gore
A community pool with a 25m long lane pool, a leisure pool with fountains, sprays and a toddler's area, a hydrotherapy pool, and disabled facilities.
Located in the town belt, Gore's original public garden boasts flowers and trees for every season and is perfect for a short stroll or a picnic.
One of the finest 18 hole golf courses in the lower South Island, Gore Golf Club provides excellent golfing all year round at a reasonable price.
Track is open to the public whenever there are no club events on, but please respect the track.
Half day and full day fishing trips to sight fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout with dry fly and nymph.
Guided brown trout fly fishing on the Mataura River. Come and experience some of the best Mayfly hatches in New Zealand!