Gore Motel, Southland, New Zealand
0800 625 534
+64 3 208 4863
Address:70 Hokonui Drive
Asure Oakleigh Motel Introduction
Your friendly hosts, Chris and Jim Hall, welcome you to the Asure Oakleigh Motel, in the Southland town of Gore.
We take great pride in offering a high standard of comfort, quality and fully self-contained Gore motel accommodation, situated on a quiet rear site in a mature garden setting.
Gore is known worldwide for its trout fishing and country music. Between October and April, pit your skill against the wily brown trout or walk the many parks and gardens.
From our Gore accommodation you can take a trip to the unspoiled coastal area of the Catlins, and don't miss the majestic scenery of Southland and Milford Sound. Your hosts are happy to arrange fishing guides and sightseeing tours.
We look forward to looking after you at our motel accommodation in Gore.
Accommodation at our Motel in Gore
Our Gore motel units offer full kitchen facilities including microwave, en suite bathrooms with shower, and in some units a bath.
Each unit at our motel in Gore also has a separate lounge, Sky TV and video, telephone, Internet connection electric heaters and electric blankets.
All units at our Gore motel accommodation are serviced daily.
Facilities at our Gore motel include:
- Cooked and continental breakfast available
- Complimentary tea and coffee, milk on arrival
- Quiet, off street units
- Secure off street parking at your door
- Non-smoking rooms
- Guest laundry, clothes dryer, iron and board
- Hairdryer available
- Fax by arrangement
- Cot and high chair available
- Children's playground with trampoline
- Free gas BBQ
- Charge back facility
Location of our Gore Motel
Our Gore motel accommodation is located on Hokonui Drive, the highway to the world-famous Milford Sound. The town centre, local department stores, cafés, bars and restaurants are all close by.
The local cinema, sports complex with ice skating rink, indoor swimming pool and the Eastern Southland gallery are all within easy access as well.
Situated at the junction of State Highways 1 and 94, Gore occupies a strategic position in the southern tourist route. Roads radiate west to Queenstown and Fiordland (one hour 30 minutes), south to Invercargill (45 minutes), north to Dunedin (one hour and 45 minutes) and east to the rugged Catlins Coast (one hour).
Brown trout and country music are just two of the attractions which have given Gore a world wide reputation.
The Mataura River is famous throughout the world as a premier brown trout fishery. The “Mad Mataura Rise” is legendary, as is the number of fish that live in the river, which is due to the rivers prolific mayfly hatches and mayfly spinner falls. From October through to April, Gore takes on an international feel, as anglers from all over the globe come to pit their skills against the wily brown trout.
Gore is the main commercial centre for a large rural area comprising all types of farming. The town offers excellent shopping, dining and recreational facilities, including a challenging and interesting golf course.
Hokonui Moonshine Whiskey and Food Festival – New Zealand's only whiskey and food festival incorporating beverage and food stalls plus antiques, crafts, arts, special goods, kids entertainment, great bands and loads of other entertainment.
Croydon Aircraft Company Ltd – Visitors to the Old Mandeville Airfield, sited on the Gore—Queenstown Highway just 10 minutes north of Gore, are able to tour the Croydon Aircraft Company and view the restoration work in progress. Whilst there you can also experience the thrill of open cockpit flying in a Tiger Moth or one of the other vintage aircraft available for hire.
Adjacent to the restoration hangar is the 65 seat Moth Restaurant and Bar, which serves delicious snacks, lunches and dinner. The aviation theme of the cafe adds to this unique visitor attraction.
The Hokonui Moonshine Museum – The Hokonui Moonshine Museum reflects the social history of the time of this illicit industry and gives a fascinating insight to the moonshine era and complements the Gore Historical Museum which are both sited in the Hokonui Heritage Centre.
Gore Heritage Trail – As well as encompassing some of Gore's historic buildings, other heritage sites on the trail include Victoria park, the Gore War Memorial, Gore Public Gardens, Bannerman Park and Hokonui Pioneer Park.
The Southland Region
The surrounding area of Southland with its stunning untouched landscapes is renowned for its "off the beaten track" activities and attractions and is very easily accessed from Gore.
From the dramatic beauty of Fiordland National Park, to the lush green rolling farmland and the southern coastline with rocky headlands and sandy beaches, Southland is made for exploring.
Take a coastal journey along the Southern Scenic Route through the colourful coastal fishing villages, scenic bush and sandy beaches of the Catlins. Charter a flight to explore Fiordland National Park or head to Stewart Island with its crystal clear waters, lush rainforests and unique flora and fauna.
Southland is a haven for trampers, adventurers and naturalists alike who discover an abundance of walking tracks, guided tours and wildlife and nature experiences in this idyllic and peaceful part of New Zealand.
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