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    Kingston Flyer

    by 2Cities1Love Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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.

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    The Kingston Flyer

    by robertgaz Written Jan 2, 2010

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    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.

    Vintage carriages
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    Kingston Flyer Tavern & cafe: Drop In For Lunch

    by 2Cities1Love Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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.

    Tavern Hot Chocolate
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    Kingston Flyer Tavern & Cafe: Quiet country cafe

    by robertgaz Written Jan 2, 2010

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    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 Flyer Tavern & Cafe Machiatto
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    Scenic drive

    by robertgaz Written Jan 2, 2010

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    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.

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