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Your convenient starting point for all your trips. Riversdale has a lot to offer in itself. The Waimea Plains provide fertile farmland with land use varying from sheep for meat and wool, deer for velvet, cattle for beef and dairy, grains for stock food and human consumption. But no matter what is being farmed your will always get the same great Southern hospitality.


four wheel drive tour


Riversdale Tractor Museum Free  

Come and see the largest collection of vintage tractors in Otago/Southland, just a short walk from The Hub


Croydon Aircraft Co. $110
18min flight

Not just specialising in restoring vintage planes, here at the Mandeville Airfield you can have the thrill of open cockpit flying in a Tiger Moth, or one of the other vintage planes available for hire


Outdoor Experience

Four Wheel
Drive Tour
half day
full day

Experience the thrill of Four Wheel Driving while being amazed by the different farmlands and bush scenery that you will encounter. (These trips are subject to weather. Lunch included on the full day.)


Farm Tour and Demonstration $10 Half or
full day

Have a tour of different local farms and watch the dog trail demonstrations. If the time is right you may even get to feed a lamb or milk a cow!


water skiing



Established as a rural service community Gore's history is colourful. And perhaps no era more so than the Hokonui Moonshine was much sought after (and not just by the law.) However Gore is now known more for its great fishing and being New Zealand's home of country music. So come to the 'World Capital of Brown Trout Fishing' and see what it has to offer! Just a short 20 minute drive from The Hub.


Hokonui Moonshine $5  

Enjoy a visual insight to the colourful local history with some true 'kiwi' ingenuity.


Hokonui Heritage Centre Free  

See an extensive display of New Zealand and
Gore's heritage, and see the way things were.


bannerman park


Animal Park

Bannerman Park Free  

View different types of deer amongst a park surrounding, you can even get to feed them. Including a grand stag.




Mataura River Fishing POA  

With a guide find out why this is the Brown Trout fishing capital of the world. (This is a seasonal sport where a licence is required.)






Southern Scenic Route $25 Full day

This trip covers a lot of Southland in one day. With short walks for great views or through bush to see the likes of the beautiful Purakauni Falls this is a must do trip! Everything will just take your breath away. (Lunch is included.)


purakauni falls

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