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Hokonui Moonshine Museum

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Country museum of the best kind

Lovely young lady on the desk greeted us cheerfully and put on the film to give us an overview of... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
CK61
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Tintenbar Australia
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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 August 2018
Kristen B
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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...more
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16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for a look whilst passing through Gore, free parking outside and toilets inside. $5 entry fee for adults gets you a look around the museum and a small taste test of the 3 different whiskeys available for purchase. Friendly staff. Quite...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely young lady on the desk greeted us cheerfully and put on the film to give us an overview of the moonshine industry history in the district. The museum itself is well laid out, the story well told in pictures and words and exhibits. Following...More

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GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us, for your kind review and moonshine tasting recommendation. We are delighted to note that you had a pleasant experience; and appreciate your valuable feedback on our museums exhibits, service and moonshine tasting. Thank you once again for your review and...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 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

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GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 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.

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Reviewed 3 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 4 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 15 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

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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.

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.

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Reviewed 12 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

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GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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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