The weather was not too kind to us as we toured around Gore sightseeing. We visited the famous Hokonui Moonshine Museum where the descendants of the McCrea's from Scotland had a lovely business making whiskey. Although they thought they were doing nothing wrong the powers that be had brought in Prohibition after a vote and this became illegal, leading to what became known as the 6 o'clock swill in New Zealand. (Drinking as much as you can after work before 6pm)
Gore, World Capital of Brown Trout.Capital of New Zealand’s Country MusicEnormous Sequoiadendron Tree in the centre of the gardens in Gore.Gore's town clock which is over 100 years old despite it's outward appearance.Gore's 1906 Town Clock which was in storage from 1945 until 1988 when it was mounted in the new tower.Gore A & P Showgrounds.Very impressive mural on an alleyway wall in Gore.A Hokonui moonshine still hidden in the bush.The police about to bust a Hokonui moonshine still set up.A Hokonui Moonshine Whiskey Still out in the barn.Derek trying out a different type of transport at the Gore A & P Showgrounds.Now what have we coming here? Yep it came too, not long after we were back home.