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.

Kingston Flyer

Address: Kingston Railway Station, Queenstown 9748, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64-3-248-8848
Website
Improve this listing
85%
Type: Rail tours, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Rail tours, Sightseeing Tours
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    21
    11
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
London, UK
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
180 reviews 180 reviews
41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
361 reviews 361 reviews
191 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
73 helpful votes 73 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
46 reviews 46 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We splurged on a bird cage carriage for the two of us with platter and wine. I don't drink wine but my husband said it was like drinking vinegar. The platter was great - variety + and very yummy!. The trip itself is worth doing if only to keep a slice of history in operation. The scenery was pretty, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Our trip sealed the wait of five years to come back to Queenstown area to visit with my husband and my mum ( making her first visit to New Zealand and the South Island.) The Kingston Flyer was one of the best trips we took and was a marvelous experience for all three of us. It is a 'must do'... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kingston Flyer also viewed

Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region
 

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?