Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Gore, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Gore is a district and a town in the Southland region of New Zealand’s South Island. This town has been hosting the annual New Zealand country music awards for 36 years. A visit to Dolamore Park is a must if you like nature. This park has walkways, biking trails, camping sites, and picnic areas, and is home to native New Zealand species such as the bellbird and kereru. Flower lovers can visit Bannerman Park, which has different flowers blossoming throughout the year. Gore is also called the “Brown Trout Capital of the World”. Anglers gather on the Mataura River from October to April to catch brown trout. Tee off at Gore Golf Club, which is one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in lower South Island and provides excellent golfing at a reasonable price. Planning a trip soon? Scroll down for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Gore, New Zealand.

1. Cozy Airbnb on a farmland (from USD 85)

This accommodation in Gore, New Zealand, is a beautiful cottage, which rests on a 4-hectare (9.88-acre) farmland. Best suited for a family of four, the two-bedroom Airbnb welcomes pets as well with prior approval from the hosts, Rosemary and Peter. It must be noted that pets are not allowed inside the rental and must be watched at all times. The baby-friendly rental also has a crib and high chair for toddlers and infants.

An internet connection is furnished inside the Airbnb that lets you stay in touch with folks back home. The air-conditioned interior is also sufficiently heated for comfort all year round. A well-equipped kitchen lies at your disposal should you want to fix meals when hunger strikes.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easy communication very welcoming warm cottage sparkling clean great beds large sheltered deck
beds were very comfortable and shower was excellent
spotlessly clean and super comfortable
clean quiet private and spacious accomodation
the house was very tidy clean and well kept
the property is beautifully laid out and absolutely clean as a whistle
it was lovely and warm comfortable beds and super clean and tidy
owners are very welcoming
helpful and kind hosts
peter & rosemary were excellent friendly hosts that communicated well
such a wonderful stay lovely home and very nice hosts
peter was so kind to check in on us to make sure we were comfortable
relaxing and close to nature
really enjoyed the location and stay
a fabulous night in a wonderful house in a great location
i enjoyed my stay on this quiet farm close to town
comfy beds great star gazing and over all great location
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2. Comfortable rental in a peaceful neighborhood (from USD 67)

Situated in a peaceful neighborhood that abounds with plenty of opportunities for fishing, surfing, and hiking, this Airbnb makes for a relaxing stay. The bed-and-breakfast has queen-sized beds and a cot for comfortable sleeping. Guests can unwind during the hours when they stay in and watch TV. Books and toys for toddlers along with board games are also stacked inside the rental that promise a fun evening for the whole family. A wood stove keeps the indoor area snug and warm on drizzly afternoons. Guests can curl up by the comforting embers and read a book while drinking a cup of tea.

Guests will find a well-equipped kitchen at their disposal for preparing meals. If you are not up for cooking, you can head to the nearby Howl at the Moon for lunch.

Back in the rental, a private sauna awaits you for rejuvenation after a long day of exploration.

Waimumu, Southland, New Zealand
220 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shower was excellent with good pressure and being gas heated up really quickly
lyndas place was comfortable modern and warm
beaut peaceful spot immaculately clean excellent communication
awesome hospitality very clean tidy
lynda's home is an absolute gem beautiful spotlessly clean and full of light
immaculately clean and everything you could need… plus a fabulous hostess highly recommended
she is really helpful
very welcoming host and made us feel right at home
lynda and joe were wonderful hosts
lynda is a great host warm welcome made us feel very at home
lynda was a wonderful host extremely helpful friendly and willing too help when needed
easy to access close to town
great location just out of town
it is very quiet and peaceful but still close enough to go town for shopping
went for an evening walk in the nearby charlton park cemetery which was lovely
lovely rural setting yet close to gore
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3. The Gumboot Lodge (from USD 58)

Located in Croydon Bush, this cottage is close to the center of Gore. This cozy rental for two people is ideal for solo adventurers, business travelers and couples. Breakfast is served during your stay but you can also use the small kitchenette in the studio to prepare your own food. Free car parking is available for those traveling by car.

Croydon Bush, Southland, New Zealand
219 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi connection also
had everything we needed and the breakfast included was great with lots of selection
it was cozy the views were lovely the bed was comfy the food was delicious
her food was delicious and generous and her thoughtfully appointed cottage was cozy and comfortable
the cabin is very charming cozy and filled with personal touches
the living space was sparkling clean with tons of wonderful well thought out touches
the place is super cute and clean feels like home
gumboot cottage is warm and cozy sparkling clean and has everything you could ever need
amazing host very quick in reply nice and warm
she was a wonderful host and the place was fabulous
maggie is an amazing host her thoughtfulness made us feel so special
maggie was an amazing host
and they are wonderful hosts
the location was good close to fishing spots and walks
maggie was so thoughtful and welcoming and the location is absolutely beautiful
a stunning location complete with gorgeous dogs and cats
feels like a home away from home with some good bush walks on and near property
their country location suited us perfectly
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4. Private room in bed and breakfast (from USD 82)

Surrounded by greenery, the bed-and-breakfast in Gore is for two people and has a queen bed and a comfortable single bed. The availability of an alarm clock radio with USB charging and a laptop desk makes this rental a perfect choice for business travelers. You also have shared access to the guest lounge and dining area, which includes tea/coffee facilities and a fridge. You’ll be served breakfast with a range of cereals, fruits, homemade bread and yogurt, a selection of jams and fresh farm eggs served for free during breakfast.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
29 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house itself has a beautiful view breakfast was amazing with farm fresh ingredients
amazing place clean spotless in fact
a clean and warm place with the best shower
the hosts are truly great people
welcoming and friendly hosts
wonderful hosts who made us feel most welcome
jayne and bruce are the absolute best -- so kind and welcoming and the reservation is a gorgeous b&b
bruce and jayne think of every detail and are incredibly generous hosts
beautiful modern design with every convenience fairly close to the town
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5. Beautiful self-contained apartment (from USD 62)

This modern and comfortable apartment for three guests in the heart of Gore overlooks the famous Brown Trout Statue. This rental is close to everything you need to enjoy your holidays. A few minutes walk will take you to the river where you can catch fish or take great pictures. A bus depot, supermarkets, several shops and restaurants, and Moonshine Museum are also a short walk from this Airbnb rental. A hot spa pool, sports center, ice skating rink, and swimming pool can also be reached easily from this holiday rental in Gore.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
117 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment exceeded our expectations and it was the perfect space for our needs
easy enough to connect to the free city wi-fi
ann very thoughtfully left the heater on so the apartment was lovely and warm on our arrival
an awesome apartment moments from cafes bars and restaurants
really nice little 2 bedroom apartment that is very convenient to shops and the southland gallery and gore library
super clean and homely
clean tidy and well recommended
it is very clean as well
the apartment was clean and tidy and very comfortable
very clean and tidy furnished with nice crisp sheets and fluffy towels
allistair and ann are lovely hosts who will look after you
allistair & ann are very helpful
gore is a friendly community and the owners are delightful friendly and helpful
good communication and interaction with hosts
alistair is one of the most friendliest and lovely people i have ever met
in an ideal location
very convenient location and good value
great apartment in a great location
the apartment has a great central location for downtown shops and restaurants
this is a great unit very central to town
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6. Room with superb views (from USD 24)

This property in the rural area of Pukerau offers accommodation for up to four guests. This secluded house is far from the noise of vehicles, which will make your stay feel very relaxing. Plenty of free car parking space is available for free and the host recommends that you bring your car as public transportation is not available in the area. Guests have private access to their rooms and shared access to the living room, kitchen and the bathrooms.

Pukerau, Southland, New Zealand
39 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable accommodations and great territorial views from our rooms
the rooms has a wonderful view which gives you a fresh start of the day
the place is super clean and has all facilities
their room are big and clean full set of facillities suitable for family to stay
the hosts went up and beyond in making us comfortable
he was very kind as to show us around their farm the next day before we leave
robyn and graeme were fantastic hosts incredibly friendly accommodating and great company
robyn and graeme were wonderful hosts
the host was very nice and generous giving us an extra room with no charge
it is a place definitely worth recommending
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7. Beautiful house surrounded by greenery (from USD 109)

Close to the center of Gore, this house can accommodate up to six people. World famous fishing areas of Mataura and Waikaka can be easily reached from here. The quiet location and the welcoming feel of the house will make your stay very pleasant. Private access to the entire property means you have full privacy during your stay. A fully equipped kitchen ensures that you can prepare food with ease. Availability of other amenities like a washer, a dryer, a hairdryer, an iron and a TV will make you feel at home.

Maitland, Southland, New Zealand
22 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is well stocked with useful items such as sauces & dried herbs/spices
it was cosy clean and had character
jan was even kind enough to invite us over for christmas lunch
jan was lovely start to finish a great host and great place to stay
jan is friendly and accommodating she has a great set up worth exploring
myself and my family spent two nights at this beautiful location and had a wonderful time
in saying that it was still a lovely place to stay
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8. Cottage on a large farm (from USD 106)

This cottage for two people is located on a farm in Waikaka Valley, but just a five-minute drive from the town of Gore where you’ll find public gardens, movie theaters, restaurants, shops and more. Fishing enthusiasts will love this one-bedroom rental as two fishable tributaries of the Mataura River flow through the property. The rural surrounding of this clean property also makes it an ideal choice for those who want to disconnect and enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Waikaka Valley, Southland, New Zealand
32 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very comfortable in all details and brand-new
a well set up comfortable and welcoming cottage
beautiful modern comfortable cottage well appointed in the country close to gore
quiet clean and beautifully decorated
immaculate bathroom with super shower and towels
we enjoyed our stay in the cottage sparkling clean and very modern
peter and susan are charming hosts and make this place so special
susan is a great host very easy to communicate with
peter and susan are fantastic hosts making sure you have everything you need
great communication and info from the host too
well decorated spacious cottage great bathroom good location only a couple minutes from town centre
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9. Clean and tidy room (from USD 79)

This room is located in Croydon and it is suitable for two guests. This rental is close to the town but still gives a country-life feel. This property is located about a few minutes’ walk from the Heartland Hotel where you can indulge in fine dining. The full kitchen at this rental comes in handy if you don’t want to go outside and want to prepare your own food. The availability of amenities like TV, Wi-Fi, iron, washer, dryer, hair dryer and more will make your stay comfortable.

Croydon, Southland, New Zealand
32 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was fantastic and full of laughter
clean and comfortable room
really nice and friendly host
excellent very friendly people and a fantastic room
on behalf of my wife and i we would like to thank you for being the best hosts
really lovely space lovely hosts toasty warm in the middle of winter
great hosts and great location
good location only a couple of minutes from town center
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10. Cozy private bedroom in the Gore city center for two guests (from USD 36)

Guests of two can stay a few nights at Nana’s charming homestay. Decked with a queen bed and comfy linens for a good night’s rest, this air-conditioned accommodation in Gore, Southland, has everything you need for a few nights, including bathroom essentials and toiletries, as well as heating and hot water. Guests can also use the laundry facilities, a great option for backpackers and light packers traveling light. Cooking in the main kitchen is also welcomed with dishware, a microwave, and a fridge among other facilities available. The property has an outdoor garden and patio for guests to just relax after a long flight or a long day exploring. Stay within your budget and experience the locale of Gore and book Nana’s affordable and comfortable homestay for a few days here.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
224 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
close to town wifi and spotlessly clean
a table for eating would be great
the room is spacious and well furnished with a very comfortable bed
great place nice and clean too
perfectly clean easy to find easy communication kindness of nana and full of charm wood house
a really comfortable stay in nanas clean bungalow
all the house was so clean and comfortable
an enjoyable place to stay clean and well presented
welcoming host who is nice company
lovely host and lovely pets
very friendly host everything provided
great host we enjoyed our stay here and felt home
nana is very friendly make me feel just like at home
great handy location everything so close
good place close to town center
the neighborhood is cute and quiet
great location walking distance to city center beautiful old house laundry and kitchen for us to use
we recommend this place
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11. Comfortable homestay for two at the Mitre House across Bannerman Park (from USD 64)

Stay close to local attractions in Gore and book a homestay with locals and experience how Kiwis live in the area. This studio at Kate’s lovely home with a double be has heating, hot water, bathroom access, and kitchen access. The bathroom has a small tub for those who wish to get a proper soak in, as well as basic toiletries and shower essentials provided. Guests can also access Wifi and use the free parking spot outside the house. There’s also a small backyard garden in the property, but guests should note that the property in itself is just 15 minutes to the Bannerman Park and Gardens on foot, for those who wish to see more greenery in the area.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
136 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi works well and kate had some lovely touches
comfortable and warm rooms
a lovely welcome and very comfortable stay
very clean warm and spacious
it was clean & cosy
clean tidy and great value
very clean and a pleasant place to stay
it was clean warm and kate left some delicious cookies and muffins as treats
the hosts were friendly thoughtful and helpful
kate and her husband were kind hosts to us and made us feel at home
absolutely wonderful host super friendly
she is friendly and responsive as a host
kate is awesome and very considerate host
great place to stay whilst in central gore
very pretty and backs up next to deer park
the location is very good and the room is well equipped
even beautiful walks right out the front door
they were very friendly and kind even offering to take me to the bus station and actually doing it
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12. Spacious cottage near the river

This large cottage in Gore is located near the river and it can sleep up to nine guests. The high ceilings of this rental create a great ambiance. Perfect for big groups and families, this four-bedroom house has one bathroom, a comfortable living room and a dining cum kitchen area. You can sit back in the garden with friends and family during meals and plan your next day’s activities. A short stroll will take you the town center.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
14 reviews  
Entire house 0 Beds 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean and nicely presented property
the house is in a great position within walking distance of the town
good famiky home in a quiet street and close to town
the house is in a good location and it is set up with attention to detail
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13. Family holiday home in Gore

family holiday home in gore
Source: Airbnb

Close to the town center, this house offers space for up to six individuals. The house consists of three comfortable bedrooms; two with queen beds and one with two single beds. Breakfast is served for free but you can also prepare food in the full kitchen. This rental also has a crib, which will make it easier for those traveling with a child. This Airbnb vacation home is a short walk away from pubs, restaurants, shops, parks and more.

Entire house 4 Beds 6 Guests

14. Clean rooms in a house

This rental in a quiet neighborhood in Gore offers space for five guests. Guests have access to two comfortable bedrooms, a spacious living area and a shared bathroom. The living area has a bookshelf with a selection of books that you are free to read during your stay. Public transport is not easily available in the area and bringing your own car is recommended. The property is conveniently located and one can plan day trips to many nearby places. Queenstown and Dunedin are about two hours drive from the rental. Te Anau and Catlins are 1 hour and 30 minutes in a car.

Gore, Southland, New Zealand
54 reviews  
Private room in house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was a treat self serve with lots of options
the rooms were large and cosy the breakfast spread was delicious and the chats were wonderful
this air bnb is great value for money considering the facilities they have
really comfortable bed had a lovely sleep many thanks
anne's place was spotless and comfortable
anne's place was clean tidy and spacious
thank you for hosting us
anne and keith were wonderful host made us feel at home
sharing the place with lovely hosts
awesome friendly and inviting hosts
extremely kind hosts in a wonderful house
great location easy walking distance to town centre
brilliant location and spacious house
great breakfast and super location
good people and close to town
nice couple helpful good location not private bathroom
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Experience the Kiwi culture

The rural setting of Gore and an array of interesting things to do make it an ideal holiday destination for those looking to experience an authentic Kiwi culture. Gore also has a number of museums you can explore such as the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, dedicated to illicit whiskey-making history, and Hokonui Pioneer Park, a museum exhibiting replicas of old handmade furniture, machinery, and more.

Should you also decide to venture out further into the neighboring area, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rentals in Invercargill as well for your accommodation needs, which is only a short drive away.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Gore, New Zealand

1. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Gore are suitable for couples?

If you are a couple on a romantic getaway in Gore, New Zealand, it would be a good idea to book a couple-friendly Airbnb vacation rental for a great time. A good option is this cozy private bedroom in the Gore city center for two guests.

2. WhichAirbnb vacation rentals in Gore have parking?

Most of the Airbnb vacation rentals in Gore provide car parking facilities on the premises. You can check out the best ones such as this cozy Airbnb on a farmland or this private room in bed and breakfast for on-site parking.

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