Winton NZ


Visiting Winton

Come for a day, or stay longer in Winton, there’s plenty to see and do!

Winton has some great eateries and bars. There’s some beautiful places to stay and a wide range of accommodation available in Winton, ranging from hotels, to bed and breakfasts. Wander the main street and take a look at what Winton has to offer. We have fashion, food, gifts, one of the best op-shops in the country, through to farm supplies and legal services. While in town, enjoy the beauty of the gardens lining the main street and our many historic buildings. Free internet is available at the Library.

Winton’s CBD has a range of businesses including New World, Mitre 10 and three petrol stations; a Caltex, Irwin Motors and Z Winton, all located on Great North Road. For people passing through, Magnolia Tree café and Adagio café are popular food spots to stop. View all the great businesses Winton has to offer in our business directory.

Step off the main street and experience some of the other great things going on in Winton, and surrounds. There’s lots of activities such as swimming in the Summer, golf, fishing, walks and the new skatepark is proving popular.

Events Throughout the Year in Winton:

Winton has many amazing events each year.

We have a great community market each month, Winton Open Day each November, and a Winton-wide garage sale each February. These are chocka with stalls, music, entertainment and community spirit.

For those that love 2 wheeled madness we have the popular Farm Jam every second year where BMX, MTB & FMX collide deep in the hills of Winton. We are also lucky enough to host the world’s most southern super cross event every year.  

Find more Winton Events on our Facebook page.

Things To Do in Winton:


Take a look at our fantastic Winton shopping directory.

Cafes & takeaways:

Take a look at all the great eateries Winton has to offer.


The people of Winton love their sport, and there are various options in town including bowls, croquet, rugby, squash, tennis, netball, cricket and hockey. We have a world class skate park found on John Street which also sits beside a playground, netball courts and rugby grounds. It's a great place for children and families. You can go hiking, climbing and hunting nearby and the Oreti River is 3km away for trout fishing. The Golf Club provides an 18-hole course set amongst mature trees and during summer, a covered heated swimming pool is open to the public set within the Central Southland College grounds.

Walks in the area:

  • The Winton Heritage Trail can be walked or driven, is well signed and offers an informative tour of sites of interest.
  • The Ivy Russell Reserve on Winton’s north-west boundary offers a relaxed 20min stroll through plantings of native tree and plants. This is also a great picnic spot. It also is the beginning of the Winton 7.5km walkway which takes you through a fantastic cross section of the best scenic views Winton has to offer. The walkway is walk/ cycle/ pram/ wheelchair friendly.
  • The Forest Hill Reserve Walk is sign posted on the Winton/ lnvercargill highway and takes in weka caves and limestone bluffs. Great views of the Southland Plains can be seen from the viewing platform on a good day. This also has a great picnic area.


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