Named after Governor Gore. The town is a service centre for the surrounding district. It boasts to be the World Capital of Brown Trout Fishing.
There are bus services from Dunedin to Invercargill as well as to Queenstown and other places in the southern lakes district.
Gore is about 2.5 hours by road south from Dunedin, along State Highway 1. The last 40km of your drive will be along the Presidential Highway, named for the fact you'll be driving from Clinton to Gore.
Unless you're into trout fishing or country music, you'll probably be quickly on your way to Queenstown, which is about a 2h drive by car.