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Wentworth Heights Bed & Breakfast
86a Wentworth Street
Landline: +64 3 208 6476
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Local Attractions (Located in Gore or within 15 minutes drive of Gore):
|Fly Fish Mataura - Barry Perkins, NZPFGA Fishing Guide
World class wild brown trout fishing. 27 rivers and streams all within 1 hours drive including the world famous Mataura river, only minutes from our doorstep.
|Gore Gold Guitar Awards
Every year since 1974, Gore has hosted the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards. This event has attracted artists from around the world and continues to grow in stature and popularity. Visitors to Gore leave with fond memories of the 'Southern Hospitality' and along with the locals, just soak up the Country Music atmosphere.
|Eastern Southland Art Gallery
Nicknamed the 'Goreggenheim' by Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts, this regional public art museum features permanent exhibitions of national and international note: The John Money Collection and The Ralph Hotere Gallery.
|Hokonui Moonshine Museum
The Hokonui Moonshine Museum is a visitor attraction celebrating the history of illicit whiskey making in the southern region.
|Old Mandeville Airfield - Croydon Aircraft Company
Drop by the Mandeville airfield to view vintage aircraft being restored or enjoy a flight in the Tiger Moth! Just 15 minutes drive from Gore.
|Gore Golf Course
Fancy a round of golf? Pay a visit to the Gore golf course only 8 minutes drive from Wentworth Heights, or perhaps visit one of several other golf courses, all within 30 minutes drive.
|Croydon Bush Walks
Croydon Bush, located approximately 10 kms to the north west of Gore, provides a glimpse of the past. Surrounded by farmland, Croydon Bush shows what much of Southland once looked like with forest, grassland and shrubland communities. Within Croydon Bush there are several tracks and routes maintained by the Department of Conservation, Gore District Council and Hokonui Tramping Club.
|Recommended Day Trips / Overnight Trips:
|Catlins - Southern Scenic Route
Situated off the beaten track on the southern-most coast of South Island, New Zealand, The Catlins is a major highlight of the Southern Scenic Route. Winding between Fortrose and Kaka Point, you will travel through our beloved farmland, forest and seascape. There are so many choices of walking tracks and byways - take some, and discover the sometimes peaceful, sometimes savage treasures of The Catlins.
Justifiably regarded as New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown's four distinctive seasons feature long summer twilights (December-March) and brilliant autumn colours (April-May), some of the world's best skiing and snowboarding conditions in winter and early spring (June-September).
The serene deep waters of Lake Te Anau, make up the largest lake in the South Island and second largest in New Zealand. The attractive resort town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains.
Milford is by far the best known of all of the fiords and the only one that can be accessed by road. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea, which means visitors can comfortably travel the length of the fiord to open ocean and return on one of the many cruise options available in one and a half to two hours cruising time.
Lake Wanaka lies at the heart of the Southern Lakes, New Zealand's alpine wonderland, in the southwest of the South Island. Wanaka Township is situated at the gateway to the Mt Aspiring National Park - a world heritage area.
Bluff is located at the bottom of the South Island, in the province of Southland and is the 'Gateway to Stewart Island'. State Highway 1 starts at Bluff's Stirling Point, an attraction in itself. Stirling Point is to New Zealand what Landsend is to Great Britain.
Stewart Island / Rakiura is the third-largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is slightly fewer than 400 people, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban.
|SouthlandNZ - The Official Southland Homepage
For some more of the major and upcoming Southland events, visit the SouthlandNZ website.