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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Southland > Gore

Gore

Gore likes to call itself the “Brown Trout Fishing Capital of the World”. It is a small town midway between Queenstown and Invercargill, and is the main commercial centre for the surrounding rural region. Gore is home to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and is also known for its annual Country Music Festival.

Practical information

Gore i-SITE Visitors Centre

Gore Arts & Heritage Precinct, 16 Hokonui Drive, Gore
Tel (03) 203 9288
Website www.gorenz.com
Open 8.30am-5pm daily

Coming & going

InterCity Coachlines (tel (03) 471 7143) have services to Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Te Anau. Both Atomic Shuttles (tel (03) 349 0697) and Nakedbus.com have buses to Dunedin and Invercargill.


Buses stop outside the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre (16 Hokonui Drive, Gore).

Hostel accommodation

The Old Fire Station

19 Hokonui Drive, Gore
Tel (03) 208 1925

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Gore Historical Museum

This small museum has displays on the region’s social history including exhibits on Southland’s early settlers and trout fishing.

16 Hokonui Drive, Gore
Tel (03) 208 7032
Admission free
Open summer Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-3.30pm; winter Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-3.30pm

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

This museum has a variety of displays about local history, although the main focus is Hokonui Moonshine – an illicit whiskey that was produced in the surrounding hills during prohibition times.

Corner Hokonui Drive & Norfolk Street, Gore
Tel (03) 203 9288
Admission $5
Open summer Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-3.30pm; winter Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-3.30pm


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