Bank of New Zealand, Winton
Sam Deuchrass

Heritage in Central Southland

Those keen to be carried back to another time will appreciate exploring the privately-owned Central Southland Museum and the Winton Heritage Trail, which takes in historic buildings and other treasures left by the region’s pioneers. Most of the 5km heritage trail is an easy stroll, but transport may be needed to reach the Winton Cemetery where many early settlers and the infamous Minnie Dean are buried. In 1895, Minnie Dean became the first and only woman to have been hanged in New Zealand after being found guilty of murdering babies that she had in her care at her “baby farm”.

Explore Heritage In Central Southland

  • 133 Great North Road
  • (03) 236 9770

In this old-style 1910, beautifully renovated home, with central heating and queen-size beds, you will be warm and comfortable. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a tasty continental or cooked breakfast. There is easy access for wheelchairs throughout the house and we have tea…

  • 255 Great North Road
  • (03) 211 0895

The Winton Heritage Trail is a 14-stop journey through the history of the town, from the old post office, to the homes of prominent residents in the town's history. With the area"s fine agricultural and pastoral potential recognised by the earliest of settlers, Winton is probably…

  • 232 Great North Road
  • (03) 236 8413

Winton's Middle Bistro (Central Southland Lodge) is situated in the heart of Winton in a Historic Places Trust building. The pub is home to the very popular Friday roast, available 12-2pm Fridays, and the renowned Chubs Cheese Roll at a foot long! We have tasty new blackboard…