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Never expected such a rich history and brilliant displays. Don’t miss this it’s well worth it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristen B
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Original, interesting... a lot to read but worth it!

We spent a little bit more than one hour in the museum... read (a lot) of the material shown and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Dom21076
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never expected such a rich history and brilliant displays. Don’t miss this it’s well worth it, hidden gem.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We spent a little bit more than one hour in the museum... read (a lot) of the material shown and learnt (a lot) about the illicit production of whisky, first to evade the taxman and then to go around the prohibition on alcohol that prevailed...More

Thank Dom21076
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We so appreciate you taking the time for sharing such a positive experience. It means the world to the team.

Reviewed 16 June 2018

We stopped on a drive from Dunedin to Te Anua. A good 30 minute stop. Gotta try the moonshine - it was good.

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Well worth stopping here, they have done the museum to an excellent standard and it is really interesting to read all about prohibition. You also get to try the moonshine if you are game.

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GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review of the museum, we were glad to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 16 May 2018

A lot of settlers from Scotland settled in Gore in the early 1800's. They were used to making their own whiskey in Scotland tax free so when The British government in New Zealand tried to tax their whiskey they went underground and distilled bootleg whiskey....More

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 12 May 2018

stopped on our way through gore, quite interesting learning about the alcohol laws of the past. Not sure on the whiskey at the end, not my thing.

Thank freedreamz
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Very informative and fun. Well worth the $5 entry fee plus you get a tasting at the end. Staff were very friendly as well.

Thank Orangetablet
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Very interesting museum, Awesome staff too. I was lucky enough that they even took a few photos for me for my trip.More

Thank unlimitedsigns
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the moonshine museum interesting. It certainly was our pleasure to host Gore Lions Convention tour. We hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

The presentation of the story is done in an imaginative and interesting way. It brings it to life the history. The lady was so lovely and helpful and gave us lots of local info as well.

Thank pauly622017
GoreNZ, Gore NZ at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi pauly622017, Thanks for your review! We are very proud of our museum and the unique information on display. Glad we could be of assistance to you! Many thanks, Gore NZ

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A well developed experience with lots of interesting information about the history of the local area. A cheap entry free and a tasting at the end. Well worth the effort and valued experience.

Thank gordonklan
GoreNZ, Gore NZ at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hey gordonklan! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our museum. The story of the Hokonui moonshine is a very unique one and we are proud to be able to display some of it. Many thanks, Gore NZ

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