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Kingston

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Kingston Railway Station

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.

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 (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. As soon as gold was discovered in the Wakatipu districts in 1862 the need to connect to the shipping ports of Dunedin and Invercargill by steamships and steam trains became apparent. The resulting railway line at last reached Kingston on 10 Jul 1878 and a public holiday was declared by the local councils. From $40 Adults; $20 Kids.

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Routes through Kingston
Queenstown  N State Highway 6 NZ.svg S  Invercargill


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