Activities available in Gore, while you enjoy your stay.

ASURE Oakleigh Motel accommodation, Gore is ideally located close to the centre of town and on the main road to Milford Sound. With the Matarua river, famous for some of the best trout fishing in the world, just a short walk away and an abundance of other attractions including the Mandeville Airfield, the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, the Eastern Southland gallery, and plenty of parks, gardens and walking tracks to explore, Oakleigh Motel is the ideal place to base yourself to explore the area.

Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre

The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s, including an extensive collection of de Havilland aircraft. It is unique in that nearly all of the aircraft on display actually fly. This nationally significant museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating New Zealand’s civil aviation heritage – both the stories of pioneer aviators and their equally colourful machines.

Many of the aircraft on display have been restored and are maintained by the Mandeville based Croydon Aircraft Company.

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Maple Glen Gardens

A 25 acre private garden, nursery, aviary, woodland and wetland set in the rolling green countryside of Southland, South Island, New Zealand. Home to a large population of native and exotic birds including handreared parrots and waterfowl. Maple Glen is open to visitors all year round and there is no set charge for admission.

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Gore Aquatic Centre

The Gore Aquatic Centre is part of the jewel in the Gore District's recreational crown, that is the Gore Multisports Complex.

We believe learning to swim is an essential life skill, no matter what your age. Let our qualified friendly staff teach you and your family to swim today! A choice of fun equipment on weekends, holidays and summer late nights. Also on request for group bookings and pool parties. 

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Trout Fishing

Gore is the second-largest town in the Southland region. Divided into two parts by the Mataura River, Gore is famous for its brown trout fishing and Country and Western music. Gore has clean, pristine rivers and lakes offering the perfect environment for freshwater fly fishing, salmon or trout fishing. Anglers of all age and experience can join a fishing guide on a freshwater fishing trip in Gore and enjoy one of New Zealand's most popular pastimes.

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Public Gardens

The Gore District Council maintains two public gardens in Gore. There are also significant garden areas and native bush at Dolamore Park, which is our outdoor adventure park. 

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Hokonui Pioneer Village & Museum

The historic buildings onsite include a church with a lychgate, an old bank, a pioneer cottage, an early school and a blacksmith. There is a large complex with an office, a kitchen, souvenir counter and public toilets. Inside the complex are displays of vintage tractors and cars and agricultural implements - many of which are fully restored.
There are also displays of a saddler, communications, domestic displays, a boot maker and a variety of household and farm items.

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