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Kingston Flyer - CLOSED

Kingston Railway Station, Queenstown 9748, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8848
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So sad

A decaying heap of metal that was once a proud and beautiful steam locomotive. If the owner wont do... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
South Island, New Zealand
via mobile
Vintage train

The Kingston Flyer is an old steam train that ran between Kingston and Gore, Invercargill, and less... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Monza, Italy
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  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Kingston Railway Station, Queenstown 9748, New Zealand
+64 3-248 8848

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A decaying heap of metal that was once a proud and beautiful steam locomotive. If the owner wont do anything with it tjen give it to someone who wants to look after it.

Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Kingston Flyer is an old steam train that ran between Kingston and Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin back in the 1980s. The train is no longer used for passengers, but was still operational as a tourist attraction when we saw it by chance...More

Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Kingston to see the Flyer that is STILL advertised and it just don't exist anymore, all there is is one carriage under a cover and the overgrown track. It looks like they were starting to build a housing estate on what was the...More

Thank petercwilby
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I wonder how many people drive into this small town disturbing the peace looking for the Kingston Flier. The tracks are well overgrown, there are only a few old carriages and it looked to me out of use many many years, my guide book published...More

Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 7 August 2015

By the time we visited the place in April 2015, there was hardly anything left at the place, which is a shame. Still, lake Wakatipu‬ and its surrounding are beautiful and there's a nearby waterfall if you want to go on a short tracking adventure.

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 12 May 2015

It had always been my dream to ride on the Kingston Flyer, and I had hoped that it would remain open and working long enough for me to visit during my trip to New Zealand. That was not to be, and although I knew in...More

Thank 224DavidR224
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Rode on this fabulous train a few months before it was forced off the track with a cracked boiler. Standing outside at the front of the carriage directly behind the engine a tender, smoke, soot and steam blowing in your face was an incredible experience....More

2  Thank baxterbeagle
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We drove down to look at what was happening only to find rolling stock and two lovely steam locomotives going to waste in a fenced off area. The station building is festering away too. We understand that the attraction is currently for sale but the...More

1  Thank mfranks911
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Took a lovely lakeside drive up to Kingston in the hope of riding the Kingston Flyer ... It's definitely over. Lovely little town though and friendly people, but the different train areas look like they have been totally disregarded

1  Thank AustraliaChris09
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

Although we new the flyer was closed permanently (the business is for sale) we visited to look at the buildings and rolling stock. We had taken a ride on it 20 years ago so such a shame that it's not operating. Do hope that someone...More

Thank Fiona B