Visitor information

In the snow
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Opening hours

Summer (November - April) daily, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Winter (May, September and October) Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Closed June - August.

Closed Anzac Day (25 April), Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Watch out for our operational days over summer (January - April).


Adult: $12 (self guided tour including informative map)
Children (primary school age): free
Visitor host guided tour (by arrangement, minimum 4 persons): $15

Guided tours of the works in operation* on open days: $20 per person, $10 for Heritage New Zealand members and children.
Group tours (12 or more) including the works in operation: $15 per person. Pre-booking essential.

Heritage New Zealand members/affiliated members are free on production of a valid membership card.

*Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events and exhibitions, for parking, and the use of other amenities.

Windmill at the gate
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There is plenty of free car parking available on site.  Bicycle stands are also available.

Camper vans may be parked in the adjacent paddock for $24 per night, includes site admission. Toilets are available.  You may fill your camper van with water before 9am and after 5pm at the property.

Coach parking is available, please pre-book.

Group tours

Group tours may be arranged by contacting the staff at Hayes Engineering, telephone (03) 444 5801 or email to arrange a convenient time. We would be delighted to work with you to develop a programme suited to the interests and ages of your group.

Hayes Roast coffee
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Re-wire with a Hayes Roast (our own special coffee blend from Vivace Espresso) in our cafe when you arrive.  Other light refreshments are available including ice creams, cold drinks, morning and afternoon teas, light lunches etc.  You can even take away a convenient 250gm 'pedal pack' so you can plunge a memory later.

Gift Shop

Hayes Engineering has a small shop where you can purchase themed gifts as a special reminder of this unique place.


Wheelchair access

There is limited access only for wheelchairs.


Public facilities are available on site for visitors.