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Totara Estate and Clarks Mill

History truly comes alive at Totara Estate, the home of New Zealand’s meat exporting industry. It was from Totara Estate that New Zealand’s first shipment of frozen lamb was packaged for transport to England (and the ship itself left from Oamaru Harbour). The estate today offers a glimpse into that world, as well as being located in a beautiful setting. A climb to the monument at the property offers unmatched views of the mountains and the surrounding countryside. Nearby Clarks Mill is the last operational Victorian flour mill in New Zealand, offering a chance to see–and feel–the works in motion several times a year. Pen-y-bryn is even able to organise operational visits with advance notice for a small donation to the volunteers who are responsible for keeping it working.