A trip to the Illicit Past...

Due to planned renovation/upgrade, the Moonshine Museum is closed temporarily. 

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.

Purchase Hokonui Moonshine.

Location: 16 Hokonui Drive (Gore Visitor Centre entrance)

Open Hours: 

Monday to Friday   closed temporarily
Saturdays              closed temporarily
Sundays                closed temporarily

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day

Phone 03 203 9288
Email goreinfo@goredc.govt.nz


Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival

Every second year, the District gets together to celebrate our moonshine heritage with a one-day food and music festival in Gore's heritage precinct.

Food stall holders provide unique southern cuisine themed around the moonshine story, and popular local and national musicians provide entertainment throughout the day.

To find out more visit the moonshiners' festival website.