Stay a While

The Gore District has a wide range of accommodation, from lovely quiet camping spots in the native bush to the hotel and B & B accommodation. We are also the southernmost Motorhome Friendly town in New Zealand.


Dolamore Park Camp

22 powered sites and unlimited tent sites on grassed area. Kitchen, BBQ and shower facilities. Flush toilets. Motorhome dump station. Cell phone reception in the park is limited. NO DOGS. Well-formed tracks in native forest, 1 wheelchair accessible.

10km off SH94, Gore to Lumsden Road, Gore
03 209 0330 or 027 292 4400
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Waikaia Motor Camp

This motor camp has 63 powerpoints. It's open from 1 October (the start of fishing season) until Easter. There are 3 cabins and 1 caravan also available for hire.

Scotswood Street, Waikaia
03 202 7822
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Gore Motorcamp

The Gore Motorcamp is set in park-like surroundings, and handy to excellent brown trout fishing on the famous Mataura River. Guides are available. Accommodation options include cabins, powered and tent sites. Laundry facilities, BBQ and playground.

35 Broughton Street, Gore
03 208 4919 Visit Website
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Charlton Motel

Charlton Motel has 12 fully self-contained ground-floor units, Sky TV, DVD players & Trackside, serviced daily. Laundry available. It is only 500 metres to the Town & Country Club, racecourse & showgrounds. Meals available by arrangement.

9 Charlton Road, Gore
03 208 9733 Visit Website
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Esplanade Motels

Esplanade Motels is a friendly, family-owned and operated accommodation facility located in East Gore. Situated close to Hamilton Park and the Mataura River, it is the perfect stay for an array of travellers. Features include: • One, two & three bedroom generously sized units • Free wireless internet & Sky TV • Laundry facilities • Wheelchair accessibility + disabled unit available • Daily room service

35 Railway Esplanade, Gore
03 208 0888 Visit Website
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Croydon Lodge

Located on a six-acre park-like setting overlooking gorgeous views of the Hokonui Hills, the Croydon Lodge is perfect for those looking to unwind. The hotel is ideal for both families and business conferences and caters for a variety of events such as weddings and concerts. The Blazing Copper Restaurant on-site serves a variety of delicious meals and drinks, and the on-site Lodge Public Bar offers late night relaxation and socialising.

100 Waimea Street, Croydon, Gore 9776
03 208 9029 Visit Website
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Oakleigh Motel

Do you have an event on? Would you like to fish our rivers, or just require an overnight stop? Come and relax in our quiet garden settings a short walk from the town centre. Ten self-contained units with queen beds, two with spa baths.

70 Hokonui Drive, Gore
03 208 4863 Visit Website
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Riverlea Motel

10 modern, spacious, studio and 1 & 2 bedroom ground floor units. Queen size beds, full kitchen facilities, high pressure showers and video/DVD players. Cooked or continental breakfast available. Very clean and tidy accommodation.

46-48 Hokonui Drive, Gore
03 208 3130 Visit Website
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Waikaia Motels

3 Queen Units & 1 Twin Unit with fridge/freezer, microwaves & hot plates. All units have kitchenette & bathroom. 1 unit has wheelchair access.

42 Blaydon Street, Waikaia (Office & Reception at Hotel)
03 202 7821
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Waikaka Hotel

Quiet and relaxing, country Hotel with reported friendly Ghosts. Rooms are basic, clean and comfortable. 5 single rooms, and 1 queen size bedroom, shared bathroom, shower & toilet. 5 cabins – each with queen & single beds. 1 cabin with 2 singles.

11 Main Street, Waikaka
03 207 2809
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Hokonui Bed & Breakfast

Are you looking for luxurious southern hospitality in a private and rural setting? Look no further than the Hokonui Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Hokonui Hills and surrounding farmlands. Located only 5 minutes from the Gore township, and mere meters away from the Gore Golf Course, everything is at your fingertips. Features include: • A range of room options, including: King/Queen/Single • Ensuites and private bathrooms available • Free Wi-Fi • Kiwi fully cooked/continental breakfast upon request • Games room with Snooker/Billiard table

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Reservation B&B

The Reservation offers quality accommodation, on the outskirts of Gore. Located only 3kms from the town center, you are mere minutes away from all the fun. Enjoy the peaceful rural outlook of this gorgeous lifestyle property and new garden bar available for guests. Different room options mean this is the perfect option for a range of travellers. Features include: • 3 acres of garden with friendly farm animals • Unlimited free Wi-Fi • The Executive Studio has private entry, super king bed, TV, kitchenette, large ensuite • Main Guest Wing offers an Ensuite Room with private patio, queen sized beds, TV, complimentary toiletries and 2 Queen rooms with shared bathroom, great for families or travel companions. All 3 rooms share a guest lounge with tea/coffee facilities.

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Kaiwera Retreat

Kaiwera Retreat is a warm, cosy country cottage in a peaceful scenic countryside located a short drive east of Gore. Make it your base while you make day trips exploring the region or our beautiful area, which has an abundance of things to see.

610 Kaiwera Road, RD2, Gore - 9772, New Zealand
0276259188 Visit Website
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Awatere Cottage

Modern, self contained, well appointed 2 bedroom cottage situated on a sheep and beef hill property 8 km from Waikaia. Quality linen, tea and coffee supplied. Great views and within an easy walk of 2 fishing streams.

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Twin River Cottages

Five minutes drive from Gore, an upmarket, luxury and fully self-contained one bedroomed cottage. Expansive rural views and a great place to be based while exploring all that Southland, Fiordland and Central Otago have to offer.

430 Waipahi Highway, McNab No 1RD, Gore 9771
027 438 5775 Visit Website
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Nithdale Farmstay

A fully self contained unit with kitchen, bathroom, two double rooms (one room can service two single beds). Bed and breakfast standard, with evening meals available by prior arrangement. Farm tours are also available by arrangement.

Nithdale Station, Kaiwera
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River Retreat Mataura

Only 10 minutes drive to Gore. The section is fully fenced, there are 2 double rooms and 2 single rooms. Everything is new inside and heated with a heatpump.

12 River Street, Mataura
027 321 9458
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Mainholm Lodge

A lovingly restored Victorian homestead. Originally built as a grand family home in 1908, it now provides luxury 4.5 star-rated accommodation and fine dining. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, a TV & DVD player & DVD library.

592 Pomahaka Road RD1, Gore 9771
03 204 8024 Visit Website
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