We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kingston Railway Station, Queenstown 9748, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64-3-248-8848
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Please someone, anyone save this railway

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
baxterbeagle
,
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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 advance that it was no longer working, I just had to go and look for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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. The station and little cafe was beautifully kept and the entire railway had great potential.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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 owner has turned down some offers and seems to be holding out for rather more.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
45 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
397 reviews 397 reviews
210 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

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 can come up with the money!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A unique and very enjoyable experience. We saw it first time in 2009 then in 2011. Unfortunately it is closed now. Hope it gets going soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, OH
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stopped here on the chance they might be open but they were not. According to their web site, they will be closed for all of 2013 and 2014. To bad because it sounded like fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mooloolaba, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

On 29 April, we stopped at Kingston, a very small town on the bottom of Lake Wakatipu. We were lucky enough to catch the last Kingston Flyer steamtrain trip for the season. We travelled 1st class in our own stateroom with leather seats and a table and at their lovely Station cafe we bought our own lunch to eat along... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Very disappointed with the customer service of this attraction. We booked a trip on the flyer back on 10 December 2012 for a trip on the 27th December. Only after processing our booking we were informed that this service is not operating until February 2013. We have contacted this company on several occasions to get a refund as we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We bought the deluxe tickets on the train for my sons birthday and we had so much fun!! We got a little cabin to ourselves with beautiful padded seats. a platter of yummy local foods and a bottle of wine. Before we left we got something to eat the the station in Kingston and that food was fabulous too. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kingston Flyer also viewed

 

Been to Kingston Flyer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kingston Flyer and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Kingston Flyer staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?