The train runs on 14km of track between Kingston and Fairlight. If you are into steam trains then this woould be a must do. We were happy to take a few pics and drive alongside it as we headed out of town to Te Anau.
The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train that used to operate at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu.
It used 14 kilometres of preserved railway line that once formed a part of the Kingston Branch.
Sadly the Kingston Flyer is no longer in operation.
On our way from Wanaka to Te Anau we decided to stop in to have a look at the Kingston Flyer and found it a gret place to have lunch and break up our drive. Great atmosphere & friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: We shared some nachos and had hot chocolate.
You know that you're off the beaten tourist trail when you find a small cafe on the southernmost tip of a lake where they weren't too sure what a machiatto is.
I explained to the waitress that it is an espresso with a small amount of hot, foamed milk placed on top, she gave it her best shot to make one for me. And a fine job she did for me, not bad for her first attempt!
It actually pleased me to find such a remote corner and found it refreshing to find a place not overrun with tourists.
Kingston is a scenic 47km drive south from Queenstown following the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
There's a magnificent stop along the way at Devil's Staircase with superb views over Lake Wakatipu.