Winton is a typical Southland town, with rivers for trout fishing and farmstays for a taste of rural living. Peace and quiet are guaranteed.

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Winton is situated on the Invercargill-Queenstown highway. The town is named after Thomas Winton, a well-known stockman of the 1850s who regularly camped in the area.

Travellers find Winton a handy refreshment stop on the way north or south – there are character cafés and friendly pubs to enjoy. If you fancy a stroll, walk part of 5km the heritage trail which takes in historic treasures built by the region's European pioneers.

If you’re looking for a holiday that’s big on tranquillity, the local rivers are well stocked with brown trout. For an authentic Southland experience, check out the farmstays and country homestays in the area.