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Hokonui Moonshine Museum

16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, New Zealand
+64 3-208 9907
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If you happen to be in the area....

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
brandasa
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Ohio
Well worth the stop

Well worth stopping here, they have done the museum to an excellent standard and it is really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aunty126
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wanganui
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16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, New Zealand
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+64 3-208 9907
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Aunty126
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GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The experience of a bygone era bought to life is how I would describe walking through the museum. If you take the time to read the stories associated with the exhibits you're bound to understand the local story of Hokonui moonshine. Well worth the time...More

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

Hey athol2015! We are glad you enjoyed our museum. The story is incredibly fascinating and definitely worth a stop! Many thanks, Gore NZ

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

It's an interesting enough story...the story of the illicit moonshine business but a lot of it is in the form of posters and other stuff to read. There are some interesting posters though and old costumes and when we had finished, the lady offered us...More

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

Hi KiwiinOz2014! Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our museum. It's some very unique history we have on display here. Many thanks, Gore NZ

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