locality in Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago Region, New Zealand
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Kingston is a small village at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu, south of Queenstown in New Zealand. Activities in the area include fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking and rock climbing.

Kingston Railway Station

The village is the base for the Kingston Flyer, a tourist-oriented vintage passenger train pulled by one of two steam powered locomotives, one of the last of its kind in New Zealand.

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  • Kingston Flyer, Kent Street (about 40  min drive from Queenstown on SH6 towards Milford Sound and about 1.5 hr drive from Te Anau or Invercargill), +64 3 248-8888. The railway line was built as gold was discovered in the Wakatipu districts in 1862, and the need to connect to the shipping ports of Dunedin and Invercargill by steamships and steam trains became apparent. It reached Kingston on 10 Jul 1878, and a public holiday was declared by the local councils. $75 for adults, $65 for concession card holders (Gold card/Students) $25 for children (5-16yrs), children 4 years and under are free if they ride on a caregivers lap.

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Routes through Kingston
Queenstown  N   S  Invercargill


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