Clarks Mill

An important industrial landmark in beautiful North Otago houses four-storeyed Clarks Mill - New Zealand's only surviving water-powered flour mill with early machinery still substantially intact. It was built as part of Totara Estate in 1866.

Adult
$10.00
Child
$0.00 - $3.50

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The heart of the site is the imposing four-storey mill building, constructed of local limestone. The building's highlight is a rare collection of roller milling machinery installed in 1893. The machinery has been lovingly restored to operating condition by a team of dedicated volunteers who get the machinery grinding into action on a regular basis.
Check out operating times to ensure you enjoy the whole experience and see, hear and feel what work in the mill was like when the machinery rolls into action.

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Other highlights include the original water race, the railway line built in 1877 to connect the mill to the main trunk line, a remaining millers' cottage known as Smokey Joe's and interesting displays inside the mill itself .

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Physical address

Clarks Mill, State Highway 1 between Reidston and Maheno (watch for sign), Maheno, Waitaki, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Sundays, end October (Labour weekend) - April. Machinery operates last Sunday of the month. 1 - 3pm. Daily through February, 10am - 4pm. Machinery operates 11am Thursdays and 2pm Sundays. Closed May - September; Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
12 km south of Oamaru

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00
Child
(16 year(s) and under)
$0.00 - $3.50
Other charges:
Machinery operating days $15.00 adults. Tertiary students: $5

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