Clarks Mill Summer Operating Sundays

18/02/2017 - 19/02/2017

Clarks Mill is extending its last Sunday of the month operating events in January, February and March with more to see and do, and extra operating times.  See, hear and feel this historic flour mill come back to life as the machinery rolls into action. Come and explore how wheat is grown, turned in flour and made into our daily bread.  There will be vintage tractors and other working vintage machinery from the North Otago Vintage Machinery Club, and activities for children.  So, bring a picnic and come and enjoy a fascinating visit to this 19th century engineering marvel.

Machinery operates at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Site tours, music, games and activities for the kids during the afternoon.  

Please understand that Clarks Mill is a cash-only site, sorry no EFTPOS available.

Event Details


  • Sundays 28 January, 25 February and 25 March
  • 12 midday - 4pm
  • Machinery operates at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

How Much?

Adult $15, Student $5, Child free. Heritage New Zealand members free (show your valid membership card). Please note CASH ONLY for all tickets.

For more details

To find out more about the operating days, contact the team at Totara Estate on (03) 433 1269 or email

  • Smokey Joe's

    There's music playing in the old social club - Smokey Joe's.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Vintage tractor

    The North Otago Machinery Club has an amazing variety of vintage tractors on site. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Machinery

    Come and see (and feel) the machinery roll into action!  Image: Grant Sheehan

  • Horse and carriage

    Children love to ride in the horse-drawn carriage.  Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

  • Miller's House

    Enjoying tea and scones on the verandah of the Miller's House. Image: Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga


  • State Highway 1, between Reidston and Maheno
  • Watch for sign
  • Maheno
  • 9495

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • October - April, Sundays.
  • 1 - 3pm. Machinery operates last Sunday of the month at 2pm
  • January - March, additional opening hours:
  • Last Sunday of the month: 12 - 4pm. Machinery operates at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • Thursdays: 10am - 1pm. Machinery operates at 11am
  • Closed May-September; Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Adults: $10 Children: Free Tertiary students: $5 Machinery operating times: Adults: $15 Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.