Winton is a small town 30k’s 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.
Winton is a nice place and deservers a visit and coffee at a minimum.