With its population of only 12,250 people, it's easy to get out of town and enjoy country life while still having all the city mod cons.

We have cafes, fine dining, the latest movies, a range of events, as well as excellent education facilities, a hospital and sports facilities you wouldn't expect.

Come and experience Rural City Living.

The Gore District encompasses the towns of Gore, Mataura, and Waikaka and Mandeville.

It extends to Arthurton in the east, Waitane in the west, north to Mount Wendon and as far south as Waiarakiki.

Situated in New Zealand's southernmost region, Southland, the Gore District experiences colder temperatures than many parts of the country, but being inland experiences less wind. Winters are more likely to have frosty starts and sunny days than be wet and miserable.