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Hokonui Moonshine Museum

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Address: 16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, New Zealand
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Well worth a visit

We really enjoyed this great little museum. It exceeded our expectations. The history of the migrants from Scotland who brought their skills in making Whisky with illegal stills... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
DavidMac_12
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this great little museum. It exceeded our expectations. The history of the migrants from Scotland who brought their skills in making Whisky with illegal stills was fascinating. The museum also covers the interesting history of the Temperance movement and period of prohibition in the area. All the information was clearly presented. The woman at entrance was very... More 

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Thank DavidMac_12
GoreNZ, Nicole at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, DavidMax_12! The Hokonui Moonshine story certainly is a unique and fascinating one. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you back in Gore sometime soon. More 

United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by the lonely planet guide and was on our drive, so thought we'd pop in and have a look. It was a gem of a find. The museum explained all you would need to know about illegal distilling and the history behind the immigrants bringing it to New Zealand. It was really interesting and the moonshine sample at the... More 

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Thank familyoffiveonhols
GoreNZ, Nicole at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hey familyoffiveonhols, Thanks for stopping in! It's great to hear you enjoyed the museum and taste of the famous Old Hokonui. We hope to see you back sometime. GoreNZ More 

Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Mrs King and I were visiting the wonderful town of Gore, the country and Western singing capital. However the Musum will also tell you that Gore is the centre for Hokonui, Hooch, Moonshine and in the museum they will show you the history of this craft and how it has travelled through the ages, They do say that it is... More 

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Thank Ashley K
GoreNZ, Gore Visitor Centre, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Ashley K, Thanks for your review! The Moonshine story is a very unique and interesting story indeed! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Many thanks, The Hokonui Moonshine Museum Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is an excellent museum dealing with the production of moonshine in the local area. The outside of the building is unremarkable, however once you are inside, you are impressed with the information provided. The facts were well presented, basically following a chronological order. The lady at the counter was very helpful and friendly. At $5 per person, this museum... More 

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Thank Kiwibird248
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant, Gore Visitor Centre at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kiwibird248, Thank you for reviewing the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. We're thrilled you were impressed by our collection and story. Thanks for sharing your experience, The Hokonui Moonshine Museum Team More 

Auckland New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum last week and were pleasantly surprised by how informative this place was. A great collection of memorabilia and insight into the moonshine activities.

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Thank Julie057
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant, Gore Visitor Centre at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Julie057, We're so pleased you enjoyed the Hokonui Moonshine Museum! It's always a pleasure to be able to share our unique story. Thanks for sharing your experience with us! The Hokonui Moonshine Museum Team. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Rained. Nothing to do. Went to this exhibit! It was well worth the $5 entry for how much there is in it! The video and history were very interesting and I don't even drink! I loved how much of the old clippings and stories there were, it really had my interest.

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Thank Mindy Y
GoreNZ, Senior Cosultant- Gore Visitor Centre at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Mindy Y, We're pleased you enjoyed your time here at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. It's great to hear our unique history sparked your interest! Thanks for sharing your experience with the travel community. Many thanks, The Hokonui Moonshine Museum Team. More 

Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Another interesting museum to visit in this pretty town of Gore. The movie telling the story of the history of moonshine manufacture years ago

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Thank strathglen2
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant, Gore Visitor Centre at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi strathglen2, Thanks for your positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed the Museum and all it has to offer. The Hokonui Moonshine Museum Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

These people certainly know their local history and are very passionate about the history and the area. This museum is very well put together and have even made up moonshine from the old recipe.

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Thank willow123852
GoreNZ, Front Office Manager at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this review

Hi Willow123852, Thanks for coming to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the travel community. We're so pleased you had a great time! Thanks Again, The Moonshine Museum Team https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowUserReviews-g255122-d7272189-r244241401-Escape_Quest_Queenstown-Queenstown_Otago_Region_South_Island.html# More 

Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

They miss some big points, or dont make it clear. eg) dates of when things happen. They did a nice job of giving lots of personal stories. Well worth the $5. There is a free museum about the local area attached to it. It does not open very early (1PM) so do know that.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

A fascinating wee museum with lots of everything to look at and learn the history of the Hokinui Moonshine. Very funny and a great way to fill in an hour finishing with a taste of moonshine

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