Clarks Mill is open to the public in Alert Level 2 with safety measures in place. Visitors are legally required to wear masks, we also require visitors to check in via the Covid-19 tracer app or manually, maintain physical distancing and sanitise. Please stay home if you’re sick. Refer to our Covid-19 information before visiting for the most up-to-date information or 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