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Top 8 Activities in Gore

Need some inspiration for your trip to Gore? Here are our top 8 activities for your Southland getaway.

#1 The Hokonui Moonshine Museum - Learn about the history of illicit whiskey making and consumption throughout the Hokonui region. 

#2 The Moth Restaurant & Bar - This aviation themed restaurant sits opposite the Old Mandeville Airfield. Full of aviation memorabilia it's a must see for any enthusiast. 

#3 Fly Fishing for Brown Trout - Gore is considered as one of the best place for fly fishing in the world. The Mataura River offers plenty of places to put the line in!

#4 Eastern Southland Gallery - Home of the internationally renowned John Money Collection and Ralph Hotere Gallery. A must see when visiting Gore.

#5 The Gold Guitar Awards - Gore is the Country Music capital of New Zealand and celebrates this annually by hosting the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. Artists flock to Gore from all over for the chance to win an award!

#6 The Hokonui Moonshiners Festival - A popular local festival based around the illicit moonshine industry that has been prevalent since the early 1800's. Local and national performers provide entertainment throughout the afternoon.

#7 The Mandeville Vintage Aircraft Fly-In - Held annually on the 8th weekend of the year this event attracts people from all over New Zealand. Flights in the vintage aircraft are on offer throughout the day.

#8 Hokonui Pioneer Park - Established in 1977 the park offers an insight into the region from early 1900's and includes historic buildings and vintage displays. 


If during your stay at Heartland Hotel Croydon you have any questions about booking activities in the area please feel free to chat to our team, they'll be able to make recommendations and bookings on your behalf.


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