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Gore is a town in the Southland of New Zealand on the State Highway 1 about an hour's drive from Invercargill.


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.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are bus services from Dunedin to Invercargill as well as to Queenstown and other places in the southern lakes district.

By car[edit]

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.

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]


  • Gold Guitar Awards
  • Trout Fishing
  • Country Music Capital of NZ. Beside the big trout, has a bunch of country music hand prints including Kenny Rogers.  edit


  • Hokonui Heritage Centre includes the Gore Historical Museum and the Hokonui Moonshine Museum.



  • The Old Post Cafe, 103 Main St. Breakfast and lunch restaurant. This is a surprisingly cosy cafe with a truly great banana and raspberry muffin. It's homemade - try it if it is on the counter upon your visit! $7.50-19.50.  edit


Get out[edit]

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.

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