Welcome to the Gore District

Gore is central to the best of the South Island’s natural landscapes and offers fantastic lifestyle opportunities. Whether you want to base yourself here for a holiday, set up a business, or live here, you’ll enjoy a relaxed pace of life with all the sporting and cultural facilities you’d expect to find in a big city. We call it rural city living.

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Housing is affordable, and we don’t have traffic lights let alone traffic jams! Indulge your passions, spend time with the family, your new giant Otago-Southland backyard beckons.

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Between art, country music, vintage aircraft and bootlegging whiskey, we sure have a range of niche attractions. Gore is the perfect place to experience authentic Kiwi culture in a rural setting, and a great place for an affordable family holiday.

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Agriculture may be at the forefront of Gore’s economy but it’s not the whole story. Niche Gore businesses are exporting globally, tourism potential is virtually untapped and with ultra-fast broadband available from June 2018 a whole new range of possibilities opens.