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Relax in the comfort of our Heartland Hotel Croydon. There's
a warm welcome waiting for you, as you sit back and enjoy 
the serenity of a true Southland escape in a unique part of
the country.

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Heartland Hotel Croydon is situated on 13 acres of park-like grounds on the edge of Gore. This is the perfect place to experience a genuine Southland retreat, surrounded by wide open spaces, looking out to the Hokonui Hills, and enjoying our warm southern hospitality. 

Relax in the comfort of your centrally heated Standard room, Superior room, Family unit or Suite, all with quality room amenities. After a day’s exploring, fishing or other adventuring, experience hearty dining and local flavours in the Blazing Copper Café & Bar, or the Lodge Public Bar. Our hotel facilities include extensive conference and meeting rooms, fully equipped to host business or social events. Our helpful staff will be happy to advise on Gore’s best local attractions, and assist you with any bookings.

Let Heartland Hotel Croydon become your home away from home. Whether you are in Gore for business or pleasure, or a bit of both, our friendly and helpful staff will ensure that all your needs are catered for. Staying at Heartland Hotel Croydon will add some true Southern flavour to your visit to Gore.

Heartland Hotel Croydon Location

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Lat: 46° 5' 3.2424" S
Lon: 168° 56' 13.902" E
GPS: 100 Waimea Street, Gore

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Heartland Hotel Croydon Facilities

For your convenience the Heartland Hotel Croydon offers...

  • Blazing Copper Café and Bar open early until late
  • The Lodge Public Bar
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Room Service
  • Guest laundry
  • Valet laundry and drycleaning service (available five days)
  • FREE WiFi available throughout hotel
  • Extensive conference facilities
  • Complimentary guest parking
  • Courtesy vehicle
  • Tourist information and booking service

Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am

Heartland Hotel Croydon Room Amenities

The hotel has 38 rooms, including Standard, Superior, Family rooms and 1-Bedroom Suites. Special access rooms are also available.

All rooms include:

  • Sky TV
  • telephone
  • FREE WiFi
  • fridge
  • hairdryer
  • minibar (on request)
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • electric blankets available on request
  • central heating
  • desk space
  • clock radio
  • iron and ironing board

Suites also feature:

  • separate bedroom
  • lounge/dining area
  • kitchen facilities

Gore Local Attractions

A giant brown trout marking the gateway to Gore celebrates its reputation as the “Brown Trout Capital of the World”. But while fishing for trout draws anglers from all over the globe there are plenty of activities and attractions to suit all tastes. Choose from:

  • Salmon & trout fly fishing
  • Bird watching & sanctuaries
  • Hunting & shooting
  • Scenic flights
  • Maple Glen Gardens
  • The Reservation Zoological Gardens
  • Croydon Aircraft Company
  • Hokonui Moonshine Museum
  • Croydon Aviation Museum
  • Art galleries
  • Mountain biking
  • Gore Historical Museum
  • Walking
  • Golf


The Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar is perfect for a casual meal, a catch up with friends or to sit outside in the summer months and take in the park-like surroundings whilst enjoying some Southland cuisine.

Opening hours

The Blazing Copper Restaurant and Bar is open daily for buffet and a la carte breakfast 6.30am - 9.00am Monday to Friday and 7.00am - 10.00am on Saturday & Sunday, cafe style lunch 12.00pm - 2.00pm and a la carte dining from 6.00pm - 9.00pm. We also offer a kids menu, so this is also a perfect place to enjoy a family night out together.

If it’s something lighter or just a drink you’re after, the Lodge Public Bar is also within the hotel grounds open from 3pm until late (Monday – Saturday).

Southland and proud

Southland and its surrounding areas are rich in produce, and the chef at the Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar aims to utilise these products and support local suppliers and producers as much as possible. With these items featuring extensively in its dishes, look out for specialties such as free range Fiordland venison, Stewart Island salmon and locally raised pork.

See below for a sample of our localised menu:

Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar Breakfast Menu
Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar Lunch Menu
Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar Dinner Menu
Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar Dessert Menu
Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar High Tea & Coffee Menu
Blazing Copper Public Bar Menu
Blazing Copper Restaurant & Bar Childrens Menu
Christmas Party Menus
Christmas Day Lunch Buffet Menu

Heartland Hotel Croydon

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Our Hotel History, Heartland Hotel Croydon

Built in 1964, the Croydon Lodge was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon B. E. Talboys who welcomed the hotel as a key reason for people to “stay the night” rather than aim to be in town by midday “so they could do their business and move on”*.

Owned and constructed by the Mataura Licensing Trust, the design of the lodge was said to bring public drinking facilities ‘out from behind frosted windows’ – one of the first local public bars to be proudly open.

Since then, the hotel has undergone a number of renovations and refurbishments, including the addition of 17 rooms. These rooms are now popular for families and long-haul drivers as they provide plenty of space and ample parking right outside the door.

The hotel’s conference facilities were completely refurbished in the early 1990s and the hotel now annually hosts many large conferences and conventions, particularly for the farming and agriculture sectors.

*Quoted from The Ensign, 12 December 1964

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Contact us

100 Waimea Street
Croydon, Gore 9776
Ph: +64 3 208 9029