Stay a While

The Gore District has a wide range of accommodation from lovely quiet camping spots in native bush, to 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
Gore Camp

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

We welcome you to our comfortable, spacious, modern and warm self-contained ground floor units, which sleep four to six people. One disabled unit available. All units serviced daily, ample parking - 300 metres to fishing.

35 Railway Esplanade, Gore
03 208 0888 Visit Website
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Heartland Hotel Croyden

Set amongst 13 acres of park & gardens. 36 guest rooms with excellent facilities, family & interconnecting rooms available. Licenced Restaurant, Public Bar, 24hr reception, extensive conference & corporate facilities. 9 hole par 3 golf course.

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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Wentworth Heights B&B

Accommodation on a small farmlet. Ensuite rooms. Free Wifi. Continental and cooked breakfast included in tarrif. Spectacular views, genuine Southland hospitality.

86A Wentworth Heights, Gore
03 208 6476 or 027 617 3529 Visit Website
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Hokonui B&B Homestay

Luxury rural B&B, 5mins from Gore. A private, spacious, modern home with spectacular views. 1 king/ensuite, 1 queen/ensuite & 1 twin bedroom/private bathroom. Continental & cooked breakfast available. Free Wi Fi

258 Reaby Road, Gore
0800 707275 Visit Website
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Reservation B&B

Qualmark 4+ Star. 1 queen en-suite room, 2 queen rooms share a bathroom (rollaway/porta cot available). Guest lounge. 1 super king studio (available as twin). Own lounge/dining, private entry. Complimentary tea/coffee and bar fridge.

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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

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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Inglenook Homestay

Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of town, everything you need is close by. Perfect for a one-night stay, or as a base to visit local attractions. Two bedrooms (1 queen bed, 2 single beds)

41 Ardwick Street. Gore
03 208 1282 Visit Website
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