Welcome to Gore – the brown trout fishing capital of the world.

Gore is a great region to live and work in. It is a coastal community with a big heart. CrestClean Gore is not just a team – we are a family, which is why if you are new to the region we will help you settle in. We will help you find a house to rent and/or buy, ensure you find your children suitable schools and we will help get your CrestClean franchise started.

There is plenty of work available in the CrestClean Gore and Southland region. This region is going from strength to strength which has been shown this year with the increase in growth and revenue. The increase also means there are plenty of future growth opportunities.

The picturesque district has developed a cultural and recreational infrastructure that celebrates heritage and provides a treasure trove of facilities and activities for visitors to enjoy. There are a number of attractions and facilities that celebrate the district’s local and social history. These include the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore Historical Museum, Gore Heritage Research Centre and Destination Gore Visitor Centre.

Gore has a steady tourism, retail and hospitality sector with a population of 12,108.

Learn more about Gore at: www.gorenz.com

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Join us in Gore

CrestClean has successfully relocated more than 50 families and couples to Cromwell, Alexandra, Queenstown, Wanaka, Invercargil, Nelson, Blenheim, Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Palmerston North, North Harbour, Hamilton, and Taupo… where each family has a busy CrestClean business.


We’re here to help…

Depending on your circumstances we may be able to assist you with the following:

  • No deposit finance
  • 12 months deferred payment for $10,000 of the purchase cost
  • Assistance to find a house to rent and help with your relocation arrangements
  • Local support to help you settle into your new town and your business

Where’s Gore?

Gore is located 64km northeast of Invercargill and 70km west of Balclutha.

Approximate travel times
  • Invercargill – 50 minutes (drive)
  • Balclutha – 50 minutes (drive)
  • Dunedin – 1hr 51 minutes (drive)

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Meet Glenn, our Regional Manager for Southland

Glenn was attracted to Crest because coming from a Safety and Business related background, Glenn could see tremendous benefits for customers to be associated with Crest. He took up the opportunity to be Invercargill’s Regional Manager to continue the area’s growth and prosperity into the future.

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Living in Gore

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The Gore district is well services by a vibrant education sector. With a total of 11 primary schools, one intermediate and five secondary schools, you will spoilt for choice with what one to choose to send your children to.

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) is located in Invercargill and offers a huge array of zero fee courses. Gore has a SIT feeder campus, which runs many of the same zero fee courses providing the opportunity to up skill.

You can find more information about education in Gore here: www.gorenz.com/live/Education


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When it comes to sport and recreation, there is something to suit everyone’s taste in Gore.

The Mataura River has a worldwide reputation for being one of the best trout fishing rivers in the world. The Matarua Valley and Southland is described as an angler’s paradise. Anglers from all over the world visit Gore to fish between October and April.

There are a number of excellent sporting facilities in Gore. These include Gore’s scenic 18 hole golf course, a Mountain Bike and a BMX track, skate park, a croquet green, a number of tennis courts bowling greens. Gore also plays host to a number of amateur rugby and netball competitions.

For keen mountain bikers, the Hokonui Loop Mountain Bike track, which was developed by local enthusiasts, winds through native bush and can be ridden in all weather.



The Gore Multisport Complex is home to an Olympic short course sized ice rink, an aquatic centre and an indoor sports stadium, which offers sporting, and fitness activities all year round.

The Dolamore Park Scenic Reserve combines a native podocarp forest, expansive lawn areas and exotic plantings. The reserve offers a pleasant location for camping and family picnics over the summer months.

The award-winning public gardens in the heart of Gore are home to a number of rare plant species and offer a riot of colour. The Rhododendron Festival is held in October.

Bannerman Park features a deer park and is set in a picturesque valley with streams and ponds.

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Gore’s average house price, to buy, is $186,949, in comparison to the Auckland region where the average value is over $850,000, buying a home in Gore is much more affordable. 

The average price to rent a three-bedroom house is $220 in Gore, in comparison to the Auckland region where rent prices range from $524 to upwards of $780 per week.

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Learn about other regions in this offer

With waiting lists to buy a franchise in larger regions like Auckland and Wellington, many people have accepted our offer of relocation assistance to buy in one of our smaller regions.


Relocate to New Zealand’s regional cities

CrestClean has successfully relocated more than 50 families and couples to Cromwell, Alexandra, Queenstown, Wanaka, Invercargil, Nelson, Blenheim, Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Palmerston North, North Harbour, Hamilton, and Taupo… where each family has a busy CrestClean business.


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