Hokonui Moonshine Museum

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Hokonui Moonshine Museum

Hokonui Moonshine Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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To reduce the risk of Covid-19 and due to planned renovation, the Eastern Southland Gallery is closed temporarily. A trip to the Illicit Past... Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging is brought to life at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. The adventures of the Scottish settlers and their exploits to avoid run-ins with the law are kept alive through dioramas, audio-visuals and artefacts. You can taste Old Hokonui made to the original recipe at the end of your visit, or even take a bottle home with you.
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Takapuna
Albany, New Zealand414 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited this museum with a group - a pity it was under renovation at the time - nevertheless we viewed a couple of displays and enjoyed a wee dram of whiskey. It is going to be great once all the reno’s are completed. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 November 2020
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Mhumble819
Olympia, WA15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
What a unique and interesting place! Granted, my husband and I had low expectations, but the Moonshine Museum was so fascinating. Everything is so well done. Wonderful artwork, fantastic research, staged so well. Starts with a very informative video, then you continue your visit by reading the background and diary style entries. Dioramas were super, as was the “timeline you travel through. Once you are finished with the Moonshine Museum, you flow over into the history of Gore museum. Finishing with a small sample of the moonshine was fun. People who work there are knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. This definitely worth a visit!
Written 16 March 2020
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Thank you for the great feedback! On behalf of the team and myself, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 17 March 2020
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Mike T
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
Feb 2020
You must visit this if you are at Gore, because it is unique: I never saw anything like this. Apparently, the area was a THE place for moonshine back when and it is fascinating to learn about. You’d need an hour or less to view it - and you can buy some ‘moonshine’ if you wish. Terrific!
Written 18 February 2020
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Thank you for the great feedback! On behalf of the team and myself, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 19 February 2020
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Leanne J
10 contributions
Jan 2020
Interesting place to fill in some time. Tasting the Moonshine was a hoot :-) Cheap entry fee as well which was a bonus. I recommend calling in for a visit
Written 12 February 2020
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Thank you for the great feedback! On behalf of the team and myself, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 19 February 2020
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Joel T
Durham, NC64 contributions
Nov 2019
This was a surprise place on a tour. If you're in the area, I highly recommend it. A good history of the prohibition movement from Cook's voyages to present. The Scots have a lot to take credit for in the making a illegal whisky. The movie they have is heavy on accents and not that great, but the rest of the museum is fun. An hour should be sufficient. OK for kids if the adults provide good humored commentary. Samples of the local brews are avaiable
Written 17 November 2019
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Thank you for the great feedback! On behalf of the team and myself, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 19 February 2020
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Mary M
Robinvale, Australia189 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This museum is very informative and well presented. Reading the history was very interesting. The samples of whisky were quite nice to drink. Well worth a visit in Gore.
Written 13 March 2019
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Thank you for your kind feedback.
Written 18 August 2019
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Ben J
Dunedin, New Zealand144 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. Interesting history and information about prohibition and making moonshine in the area.
Written 8 February 2019
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Written 18 August 2019
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Lidia E
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Very nice museum where you can find Gore's and Moonshine's history. Really worth visiting. Kids really liked it too.
Written 19 January 2019
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. We so appreciate you taking the time for sharing a positive experience.
Written 22 January 2019
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Tom NZ
Auckland, New Zealand20 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We took the kids to entertain on a rainy day during holidays. It was far better than we had expected. The kids enjoyed themselves and we found it very informative. Would highly recommend!
Written 6 January 2019
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Written 18 August 2019
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Jan P
Oundle, UK228 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
If only the museums in England were as good! You could take this at your own pace, reading about a thoroughly researched history of the area after watching a 10 minute DVD. Nice little shop at the end. The moonshine taster was an experience in itself! Don't miss it!
Written 3 December 2018
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Written 18 August 2019
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Hokonui Moonshine Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM