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Address: Kingston Railway Station, Queenstown 9748, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64-3-248-8848
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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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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. The station and little cafe was beautifully kept and the entire railway had great potential.... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 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 

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 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 can come up with the money!

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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Cleveland, OH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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 

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