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Review of Kingston Flyer - CLOSED

Kingston Flyer
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I was expecting Kingston to be a small town, but it was more like a pleasant quiet village.
The train had just arrived back as we go there, I took some awsome photos. Very interesting place visit.

Thank Richard343
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

On our way from Milford Sound to Queenstown we heard about this old steam trains in service. After a long journey this is where you will be able to get petrol or diesel for your vehicle. Thank God for that. Anyways we enjoyed the scenery but did not have time to dine or take the ride.

2  Thank FranXav
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We happened to stop in Kingston during our journey from Queenstown to Te Anau for a rest and coffee. Getting to the end of the beach we discovered The Kingston Flyer - and enquired about its schedule (we were staying in Queenstown, so it was a possible day trip for us to do).

The news is that the engines are being reconditioned through to Jan 2013. It doesn't appear that any firm date is set for re-starting.

The shame is that the cafe was also closed - we could really have done with a cuppa!

1  Thank SLLushi
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Take a ride on the Kingston Flyer. This a trip back to the past where travel was exciting and a whole lot slower. A steam train excursion that is a must when in the South Island of New Zealand.

Thank Stirg
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Liked the whole experience and the countryside the train passes through! Do it! Only small dislike is the out and back - a loop would be great.

Thank Lois M
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