Enjoy a unique kiwi family friendly camping experience in the bush clad environment of Gore Bay either as a destination or as a break in your travels.
Gore Bay offers a safe swimming and surf beach, several walks and the stunning Cathedral Cliffs. Native birds such as bellbirds and woodpigeons feed on the bush berries and sea life such as Hectors dolphins can be seen playing in the surf, dependant on their migration patterns.
Gore Bay is situated 8 km from Cheviot in North Canterbury, and is only 75 minutes from Kaikoura and 1 ½ hour drive from Christchurch.
There is a mix of baches, some dating from 1865 and the original seaside cottage built around 1867 for Mrs. Robinson still stands in the bay.
From 1856 Gore bay was used as the gateway into the historic Cheviot Hills property owned by William ‘ready money’ Robinson. Small coastal vessels anchored in the bay bringing essential supplies, materials and passengers. Surf boats were used to ferry goods and passengers onto the beach. Bullock drays were then used to transport the goods into Cheviot Hills.