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Best things to do in Gore

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Nicknamed the ‘Goreggenheim’ by Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts, the Eastern Southland Gallery is a regional public art museum, situated in the Arts and Heritage Precinct of Gore’s CBD. Established in a former Carnegie Library building, the Gallery includes the John Money Wing, which features the remarkable and internationally renowned collection of expatriate New Zealander Dr John Money. A great patron of the arts, his collection includes works by Theo Schoon, Rita Angus (NZ), Lowell Nesbitt (USA), Bambarra, Dogon and Baga carvings from West Africa, and paintings and carving from Elcho Island (Australia). The Gallery is also home to one of the largest collections of works by major con”
3 locals recommend
Campground
“Great for a walk in the native bush. Lots of different walking tracks of different lengths and difficulties. Also, a great playground for kids.”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
1 local recommends
Cafe
“Great coffee and good service. Great first thing in the morning (open from 7.30am on weekdays).”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Travel Agency
“This is the place to head to book busses (and catch busses) in Gore. From the Information Centre you can also book other local activities such as Milford Sound Cruises.”
1 local recommends
History Museum
1 local recommends
Cafe
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“2D and 3D films and live shows. Very affordable, and, sometimes, you even have the place to yourself.”
2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Usually good for a quiet coffee or drink during the day, or a meal. Helpful staff. Coffee is a bit more expensive, but every fifth coffee is free if you pick up a coffee card. This is an excellent location if you want to spend an hour, or two, working with a coffee. Lots of space, free wireless internet, charging plugs, and the staff are very accomodating.”
1 local recommends
Cafe
“A great little cafe, popular with the locals. Great place for a stop if you're heading to Central Otago.”
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Quiet country hotel. Pool table, poker machines. Bar. Bottleshop. Dine in or takeaway from Robin & Co restaurant.”
2 locals recommend