Clinton is a small town midway between Balclutha and Gore. Clinton is also the junction of an alternative route for Invercargill travelers to bypass Gore. Clinton is a very small place but that said met the synopsis criteria. But Clinton refuses to be a two horse town, and they got over that by a three horse display.

Clinton was named for Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, and former British Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Clinton has two churches. One of which the Anglican, is also a wine tasting congregational event for ‘services’

The War Memorial is located on the main road, and for such a small town quite a number of young people lost their lives in battle.

The Clinton Hotel is vintage for the era of construction.


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area   Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course