Interior of the Hayes Engineering workshop showing all the machinery, pullies, tools and more.

Hayes Engineering Works Operating Tours

Discover the wonder of the Hayes Engineering workshop as it comes alive.

12 December 2021

01:30pm - 02:30pm

19 December 2021

01:30pm - 02:00pm

2 January 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

9 January 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

16 January 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

23 January 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

30 January 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

13 February 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

20 February 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

27 February 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

6 March 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

13 March 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

20 March 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

27 March 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

3 April 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

10 April 2022

01:30pm - 02:30pm

Where

Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead

39 Hayes Road,
Oturehua
Otago 9387

+64 3 444 5801

Marvel at a fully operational turn of the 20th century workshop where millwright and engineer Ernest Hayes invented labour-saving devices for farmers under the slogan ‘durability before cheapness, first cost last cost.’
To witness the web of belts and pulleys come to life inside the Hayes workshop, come along to one of our operating tours.

Our experienced tour guide opens up the workshop and showcases the different machinery while it operates right in front of your eyes. Imagine how the Hayes family used the workshop back in the early 1900s to create some of Aotearoa New Zealand's longest lasting practical farming tools.

Tours run for approx. one hour.

Tours are $20.00 per adult and $10.00 per child/member including entry into the rest of Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead including the gardens, homestead and other heritage buildings.

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential. To book contact Hayes Engineering Works and Homestead on 03 444 5801.

Covid information

  • This event will go ahead under current Covid Traffic Light system for the region - ORANGE.
  • Under the current traffic light system visitors are required to scan your vaccination pass, sign in using the COVID tracer app or register, and wear a mask. For more info on visiting our heritage places duing the orange traffic light system please visit our Covid information.