|No one can show true Southland hospitality quite as well as Croydon hotel - after all, it is in the very heart of the region. The hotel stands among 13 acres of park-like surrounds on the edge of Gore, Southland's second largest town. - Enjoy the serenity of a true Southland escape as you look out upon the green surrounds towards the Hokonui Hills that dominate the skyline. Just two hours' drive from both Dunedin and Queenstown, and under an hour from Invercargill, Gore is in the heart of the south. It provides an excellent stopover for tourists and an ideal midway point for gatherings of people from other centres.