Getting to Gore

Getting to Gore

Local transfers:

Mataura Licensing Trust will provide a shuttle service to assist getting you from your Gore accommodation to the conference and social function venues.

Pick up and drop off points: Charlton Motel, Esplanade Motel, Oakleigh Motel, Melody Motel, Riverlea Motel. Look for a white or brown van with MLT branding.


From conference accommodation to Heartland Hotel Croydon (HHC) (conference venue) for the opening at 5.30pm

5.10pm pick up Charleton and Esplanade

5.20pm pick up Art House, Riverlea, Oakleigh, Melody

7.30pm Return to accommodation or township

Use MLT shuttle from Thomas Green or HHC in the evening


7.30am pick up Esplanade, Melody for 0800 Maori Caucus breakfast **

8.15am pick up Charleton and Esplanade

8.30am pick up Riverlea, Oakleigh, Melody

** (if you need a ride to the HHC for the 8am Maori Caucus breakfast please let us know in advance)

From HHC back to conference accommodation

From conference accommodation to HHC for the conference dinner at 7pm

From HHC back to conference accommodation


From conference accommodation to HHC for 9am start

From HHC to conference accommodation

From HHC to Maruawai Centre for Taste of Gore

From Thomas Green Public House and Dining Room back to conference accommodation including HCC

Please direct any queries to in the meantime or visit us at the registration desk on site.

Airport transfers

For those flying into Invercargill Airport, Gore is a 66km journey via State Highway 1 (allow an hour drive time). There are several car hire companies based at the Airport. Alternatively, a transfer service has been arranged the following times:

Depart Invercargill Airport: Thursday 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 4pm and 6pm. Friday 10.30am and 12.30pm

Depart Gore Saturday 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Sunday 7am, 9am and 11am (please reconfirm your return transfer with Alex or Mandy at the Registration Desk)

Cost is $25 per person per transfer Pre-booking is essential

For those driving to Gore:

Queenstown Airport is 160km (allow 2 hours) State Highway 6 and 95

Dunedin Airport is 130km (allow 1.45hours) Stage Highway 1