Winton’s Southern River Terrace Development Complete


Central Otago has become an even better place to live. Just 3kms out of Cromwell and down Sandflat Road is River Terrace, Winton’s boutique lifestyle neighbourhood.

The vision was to offer a small number of large sections within a thoughtful masterplan for those that wanted more space but wanted to remain within a community. The completed development has lived up to the vision with 17 lots ranging from 1.32- 3.92 hectares and the flexibility to allow for spacious homes and a five-bay workshop/shed for work or play.


River Terrace is enveloped by spectacular mountain vistas and close to everything the region offers, whether on the bike trails, on the water, or enjoying the art galleries, artisanal delicacies and award-winning wineries. Lake Dunstan is close by, Kawarau River is over the road, just across the bridge is Bannockburn, and in 45 minutes residents can be in Queenstown and just 35 minutes to Wanaka.

The landscaping and boundary structures are integral to this well-presented and inviting development. Green borders and character fencing are consistent with the natural material palate and the vernacular of the surrounding Central Otago environment. They include timber post and rail fencing, a local schist stone wall and extensive planting consisting of ~3,500 natives and 4,500 exotic plants, creating a continuous green buffer and contributing to better ecology and biodiversity.


Construction started in 2021, along with sales for the first stage of lots from the iconic red shed in the heart of the development. Of the 17 lots, 15 were sold as bare land for buyers to design and build their southern oasis. Winton built two expansive homes with 4 bedrooms, a study, a media room, 3 bathrooms, and a five-bay workshop/shed. These beautiful homes are complete and the final home listed on the market.

River Terrace attracted much interest as potential buyers dreamed of creating a lifestyle in such a beautiful part of New Zealand. There was a real mix of buyers including locals and people moving to the area from Christchurch, Auckland and further afield in Central Otago.

With the red sales shed moved to its next assignment and only one property remaining for sale, Winton nears the end of its presence at River Terrace. We couldn’t be prouder of the end result and we look forward to watching the development become a thriving community as buyers build their dream homes and become residents.

Thank you to all involved in this project, including Wilson Contractors, Paterson Pitts Group, Natural Habitats, Waterforce, and Harcourts Queenstown and Cromwell.