Whether your interest be walking, mountain biking, camping, gardens or you just want somewhere to take the kids for a play, Dolamore Park is a magic spot.

Set in the Hokonui Hills just 10 minutes’ drive from Gore, the park features walking tracks for all abilities, a playground with flying fox, and a nearby mountain bike track that will soon extend to the park.

As well as 95 hectares of native podocarp forest, there are two arboretums, one featuring a substantial collection of conifers, as well as large plantings of rhododendrons.

To truly experience the park, stay overnight and wake to the beautiful native bird chorus.

Given Gore is a motorhome friendly town, there are 22 powered sites in the park and a dump station on site. There are gas barbecues for campers to use (free of charge), as well as a kitchen, shower, and basic toilet facilities.

At night time, enjoy the dark night sky or venture into the whisky creek track to view glow worms along the trail.