Kingston was once the end of the railway, with goods then shipped by boat up the southeast arm of Lake Wakatipu to Frankton and Queenstown. The road eventually brought an end to this, although there has been a recent revival of the Kingston Flyer, a steam engine train excursion service to Lumsden.

Now it is a start/end point for the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail with its other end at Walters Peak, immediately across the lake from Queenstown.

There is also the Shirt Tail Track, a short walking trail above the railway station/cafe that gets you to a nice viewpoint above Kingston.

6 images

We're on Instagram

Follow Trip Ideas for more great content like this