Welcome to the Gore Visitor Centre, your one-stop-shop for information about what to do and where to stay during your visit to the Gore District.
Our friendly staff at the visitor centre can help you with:
The visitor centre is also front-of-house for the Hokonui Moonshine Museum and Gore Historical Museum.
Gore is well known as
The Country Music Capital of New Zealand,
Brown Trout Fishing Capital of the World,
Home of Sgt Dan, the Creamoata man, and
Home of Hokonui Moonshine.
The town’s trout statue, just a stone’s throw from the visitor centre, is one of the most photographed icons in New Zealand.
For art lovers, the Eastern Southland Gallery has an outstanding exhibition programme. It was once described as the ‘Goreggenheim’ by Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts.
There is also the permanent John Money Wing and Ralph Hotere Collection.
We have developed merchandise to celebrate our uniqueness. Just go to our Shop to see the full range.
Whether you want to go flying in a Tiger Moth, at Mandeville, or getting close to local flora and fauna at Dolamore Park, we can help.
Gore is the hub for many of the south’s tourist attractions, and an ideal and affordable base for travellers. We can help you with information and bookings if you want to explore the other hidden gems of Southland (http://www.southlandnz.com/)