Our Area

Our property has 360° panoramic views, spacious home and due to lack of accommodation in Gore it meant an opportunity to expand our Country Estate to open a Bed & Breakfast. Our farm track runs up onto Ships Cone Peak which is a well identified piece of history for Maori's and Sea Vessels. Altitude of 2064ft Ships Cone and Kelvin at 2097ft. See Stewart Island from this spectacular land mark. Farm has a number of tracks known for the Moonshine Trail Ride which is held annually in February for runners and Mt bikers. In 2009 604 people participated in the annual event held prior to the Moonshine Festival 12 -7pm day. Ownership in 2004 our scenic and iconic property has received interesting media attention. Hokonui Ranges property named Glenlethnot (Gaelic), see Glen Lethnot in Scotland. Allan's Grandfather was born in this region before immigrating to New Zealand.

Symbolic of the Hokonui Ranges our farm was the only rural property chosen in our region for a photographic landscape. See top left shot for NZ POST DESTINATION GORE Stamps -www.newzealandmail.co.nz identification NZM sleeve 0140 and stamp 1081 Gore NZ.com stamps organised by M King see her at www.gorebiz.co.nz More information on the region can be found at SouthlandNZ.

I-SITE Gore -see www.gorenz.com Travellers information centre, alongside is Moonshine Museum where the story unfolds of prohibition days in Gore. Mandeville area has a Hanger full of aircraft relics, Croydon Aircraft Co. has been completing this local museum at Mandeville of vintage and rare aircrafts also see The Moth for local cuisine food. Proud we are of Eastern Southland Art Gallery, Jim Geddes the curator is across from I SITE. Ralph Hotere and Dr John Money Artists, display collections for our Community. Art South Gallery next to Post Office Café has an extensive Gallery for the Art enthusiasts.

A magnificent Brown Trout identifies GORE as you enter the township once over the Mataura River bridge which was made by Errol Alison is similar in stature to the Salmon in Rakaia. Gore is the Brown Trout Capital for NZ. Tourist haven Catlins Owaka and the coastal scenic route travelled by numerous tourists and locals and is reasonably close. Seek more info for fishing www.wildangler.com for guide.

Also known as New Zealand's Capital for Country Music, Gore hosts the Gold Guitars which is June annually and then March is the Gore Country Music Festival. The Hokonui Fashion Awards annual event, check out event expansion with two nights, talented designers exhibit their work and with 21 years now running 2009 it stands to be the longest Fashion design awards event in New Zealand.

Native Bush at Dolamore Park protected 867 ha in 1895 has tremendous plantings and is owned by Gore District Council. Caretaker wishes to see 1000 Rhododendrons in this Park. Gore is privileged with its own SBS Regent Movie Theatre, Multisport complex and Ice skating rink. Capital for Trout Fishing and Country Music. Southern Field Days held bi-annually in the Waimumu basin at Gore, where the rural and urban community comes together promoting their products.