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For some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, visit one of South­land’s off-beat at­trac­tions.

EASTERN SOUTH­LAND GALLERY

With in­ti­mate rooms filled with the work of in­flu­en­tial New Zealand artists, in­clud­ing Rita An­gus, Ralph Hotere and Theo Schoon, Gore’s art gallery is a unique space where a Len Lye ki­netic sculp­ture sways hap­pily a room away from large West African arte­facts. goredc.govt.nz/our-fa­cil­i­ties/arts-and­her­itage/eastern-south­land-gallery

HOKONUI MOON­SHINE MU­SEUM

Hear more about Gore’s colour­ful past with a mu­seum ded­i­cated to the dis­trict’s pe­riod of pro­hi­bi­tion, and re­sult­ing ‘sly grog­gers’, as well as dis­plays of colour­ful mem­o­ra­bilia from homes of the past. You can even taste, and take home, a tip­ple of the once-boot­legged sub­stance. goredc.govt.nz/our-fa­cil­i­ties/arts-and­her­itage/hokonui-moon­shin­ers-mu­seum

BURT MUNRO

E Hayes Mo­tor­works Col­lec­tion is home to the ‘The World’s Fastest In­dian’ mo­tor­bike, which Burt Munro (played by An­thony Hop­kins in the movie of the same name) rode to land-speed record fame at the Bon­neville Salt Flats in Utah in the 1960s. Every Fe­bru­ary the Burt Munro Chal­lenge mo­tor­cy­cle race hon­ours the late lo­cal hero at his old prac­tice speed­way, Oreti Beach.

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