Popular with walkers, runners, cyclists, and dog walkers, this 9km public trail encircles the whole Winton township.
Central Southland boasts many natural attractions. The Oreti River flows through the region, offering plenty of trout fishing and swimming opportunities – with a particularly popular paddling spot located under the bridge at Lochiel. The Winton Walkway is a 9km trail encircling the whole Winton township and includes scenes of native bush, the Winton Stream, and rural farm land.
The Ivy Russell Reserve is a quaint nature park with a creek that children (and dogs) love. The reserve is named after Ivy Russell, who, in 1919, became the first women Town Clerk in New Zealand – holding the position for 35 years.
The Anzac Oval, a small park on Winton’s main street, is a favoured picnic spot for both locals and visitors. It is home to Winton’s war memorial gates, a band rotunda, a spreading elm tree that is listed on the New Zealand Historic and Notable Tree Register, a picnic table made in 1976 by woodwork students to commemorate the Winton Centennial, and beautiful gardens.