Winton is a small town 30ks north of Invercargill. Winton is a commute town for many residents. Winton is also a town that is able too; in many instances service the needs of the town. But inevitably Invercargill is the main provider and back up for all the citizens needs.

Winton, as is the case for many southern towns is an old town with quite a number of historic buildings.

Winton is named after Thomas Winton, a local stockman who lived in the area in the 1850s. Winton has a population of 2,100 as of the 2001 census.

Minnie Dean, the only woman ever hanged in New Zealand, is buried in Winton cemetery

Winton was formerly a railway junction but is no longer served by any trains. On 22 February 1871, a railway line from Invercargill was opened to Winton, built to the international standard gauge of 4 foot 8 inches.

A visit to Winton will quickly reveal the town is a proactive and caring community. This is a well kept town environment.

The wall of the bowling club was opened by King George.

The town boasts three hotels one of which is were established 1861              .

The Anglican Church also has heritage listing.

The War Memorial is an endearing and sensitive lay out that includes a tree that was planted on the day of the landing on Gallipoli. The tree precedes the war memorial by a number of years.

Winton is a nice place and deservers a visit and coffee at a minimum.


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