Clarks Mill Comes Alive

31/01/2021 - 28/03/2021

The Summer operating days over summer are back at  Clarks Mill - last Sunday of January, February and March.  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.  Not only is the Mill operational over the afternoon but the original Millers House, Smokey Joe's and the Vintage Machinery Club will open their doors. Refreshments available.

We'd like to advise you that at Alert Level 2 and above, this event will be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding given how swiftly things can change.

Event Details


  • Sundays 31 January, 28 February, 28 March
  • 12.00 - 4pm
  • Machinery operates at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

How Much?

Adult $15, Student $5, Child free (but must be supervised). Heritage New Zealand members free (show your valid membership card). Food available on site.

For more details

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

  • Clarks Mill

    Visit the Miller's House, Smokey Joe's and the Vintage Machinery Club on Operating Days.  Image: Sonja Teague

  • Machinery

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

  • Miller's House

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

  • 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


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

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • October - April
  • Sunday 1 - 3pm
  • Thursday 10.30am - 1pm.
  • Machinery operates last Sunday of the month
  • Arrive 1pm for introduction and tour.
  • Closed May-September; Christmas Day and Good Friday.


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