Gore’s central location makes it an ideal base to explore the best of Southland, as well as coastal and Central Otago.

It is readily accessible by main highways from Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown and Alexandra and is proud to be New Zealand’s southernmost motorhome friendly town.

Famous for Hokonui moonshine, fly fishing and country music, Gore has plenty more to entice visitors to stay a while.



Driving times and distances:

Gore to Invercargill           65km       50 minutes via SH1 South

Gore to Dunedin              151km       1 hour 50 minutes via SH1 North

Gore to Queenstown       169km      2 hours via SH94

Gore to Te Anau               139km      1 hour 30 minutes    via SH94

Gore to Milford Sound     256km      3 hours 13 minutes via SH94

Gore to Alexandra            139km     1 hour 40 minutes via SH90

Gore to Wanaka                222km     2 hours 43 minutes via SH90

Gore to Curio Bay            101km      1 hour 20 minutes via SH1South (and district roads)

Gore to Nugget Point       101km     1 hour 20 minutes via SH1 North (and district roads)