The Fire Station Backpackers

19 Hokonui Drive, Gore, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel

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That wee bit further south, to Gore

A travel blog entry by shiretrekkers on Apr 19, 2013

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Its time to move to Queenstown and start a new job and see more wonderful things. We have been to Queenstown already but only via Alexandra, this time we would go a wee bit further south before heading back up to to Queenstown. A long way for a short cut you might think but there is only 2 main routes to QT (There is a really really long way so we …

Doubtfull Sound

A travel blog entry by uschijochen


... but there were only clouds. They disappeared in the course of our trip back to Manapuri. Being back ,question, where to go next. Back into the mountains ( Jochen ) or further south to the end of the South Islands and further east, The Catlins ( Uschi ) .Guess where we went? Of course to the Catlins. And Uschi was right! Unexpected beauty, again phantastic beaches , nice hikes . First " wild" camping, very ...

Home of the Gorons?

A travel blog entry by hanalou


... funny and made us feel at home. A bit of an argument broke out when I said NZ marmite was **** compared to ours, but all was forgiven when I agreed that most other stuff of theres is better. The next day we got sent a care package from one of the milkers full of kiwi chocolate, and it was great! We've been really looked after, but we are working pretty hard! We're in the calf shed from 6 in the ...

We Dun-edin

A travel blog entry by pair_of_beggars


... birds etc, but we are planning to maybe see some wildlife North of Christchurch later on, plus the windy road was even starting to turn my stomach! We set our sat nav for Gore in the early afternoon, and planned to get to a proper camp site early enough to enjoy some down time in the sunshine. Ploughing through the flat southern plains and some rolling hills, we felt strangely at home with a similar English countryside passing by our windows and ...

In search of a disappearing waterfall

A travel blog entry by bruce_n_ros


... 8217;s been a well formed track to follow. After an hour and a half we decided we’d had enough and headed back to the 'van. By the time we got back it was about 5pm and we went down to town to have a BBQ and catch up with Bruce’s cousin who lives there. Thanks for a lovely evening!!
Time to head further south ...


This hostel, located on 19 Hokonui Drive, Gore, is near Waiatoto River Safaris.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fire Station Backpackers Gore

    Reviewed by shiretrekkers

    Last minute stay

    Reviewed Aug 21, 2013
    by (10 reviews) Hamilton and Skelmorlie, Scotland , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    My partner David and I decided to spend the night in Gore so we could explore this wee town. Late evening, David spoke to a very helpful lady saying that we could just arrive, go into the room and just leave the money in the morning. Very trusting. the room was nice enough, basic but its all we needed at the time. we didn't really use the kitchen till morning but seemed clean and well equipped. We did try to use the TV that evening but couldn't get it to work :-( . Also was kind of afraid to put anything on the coffee table as it was about to fall apart. the room was a little chilly but it did have a air heater, down side it was set on a 30min timer so i had to keep on getting up to switch back on again.
    The room and the shower facilities were clean, and the lounge/reception area had lots of information for tourists, sightseeing, festivals and local area.
    Major plus side is its right in town so you can ditch the car and go to the pub, The Thomas Green, next door.
    nice place. Thanks x

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Fire Station Backpackers Gore

    3.00 of 5 stars Good