Totara Estate & Clarks Mill

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+64 3 433 1269| [email protected]| Alma Maheno Road, State Highway 1, Oamaru 9492, New Zealand
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Totara Estate 8km south of Oamaru on State Highway 1. Clarks Mill 12km south of Oamaru on State Highway 1

Located only 8km south of Oamaru, at Totara Estate you can step back in time to New Zealand's pioneer past. Explore the Oamaru stone buildings, stroll to the Brydone monument, feed the early NZ sheep breeds, browse in our heritage gift shop, bring a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful rural grounds, or enjoy our Devonshire teas. Totara Estate sent New Zealand's first shipment of frozen meat to England back in 1882. Come along and listen to the story of the men in the slaughterhouse. There is plenty to experience for all ages - bring the family! Victorian games and activities are available for the children to enjoy.

Open 10am-4pm September to June 1st.

Adult: $10.00 Child: Free

Located 12km south of Oamaru, Clarks Flour Mill is a 19th century engineering marvel. Built in 1866 it was originally a water powered mill. The original machinery, spread out over four floors of an Oamaru stone building, is still functional. On operating days you can see, hear and feel the machinery in action. Experience history coming alive.

Open every Sunday 1pm-3pm November to April with machinery operating last Sunday of the month. Open daily in February with machinery operating every Sunday 2pm and every Thursday 11am.

Adult: $10.00 and $15.00 when operating
Child: Free

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The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) cycle trail. There are a variety of trail surfaces. Riders are advised to take certain essentials with them (e.g. first aid, repair kit, water, food). Parts of the trail pass through alpine environments, where conditions can change.

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Getting Here

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown, is the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. It is recommended that you start your ride from Aoraki/Mt Cook - though there are numerous access points along the trail from which to start or end your ride.

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Trail Details & Maps

Each of the 9 maps show the elevation, trail surfaces, fitness, skill, traffic, safety notes, and highlights. Please consult the maps to ensure you are prepared for what you'll encounter on each section. Some sections are easy, others more difficult.

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See & Do

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