From December 10, 2021 Clarks Mill will be open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
Labour Weekend (Oct) – April
10.30am - 1.00pm
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Machinery operates last Sunday of the month
Closed May - Mid-October; Christmas Day
Adult Operating Day $15.00
Student (tertiary) $5.00
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
Imagine a flour mill, one of this country’s earliest, built of Oamaru stone quarried from a nearby escarpment and rising imposingly above the North Otago landscape. Now picture walking inside, where someone has just flicked the switch that sets in motion four storey’s worth of rare vintage milling machinery.
Thursdays at the mill
For 15 years a group of blokes has met weekly at what must be one of the country’s ultimate ‘heritage sheds’. Heritage New Zealand magazine editor Caitlin Sykes and art director Amanda Trayes meet the volunteers at Maheno’s Clarks Mill complex.
Photo: Amanda Trayes
Not sure where to start?
There’s plenty of heritage throughout the stunning Otago landscape. We’ve put together some ideas to get you started.
Photo: Tim Hawkins / Otago Central Rail Trail Trust