Though located inside Otago, Kingston is often considered part of Southland. It is 47 kilometres south of Queenstown by a road referred to as 'The Devils Staircase' which winds between the lake to the west and The Remarkables mountains to the east. It is 70 kilometres north of Lumsden, and close to the headwaters of the Mataura River.
The Kingston Flyer historic railway service is closely associated with the town. The train operates over a 14 kilometre long preserved section of the former Kingston Branch, which provided a rail link to Kingston for over a century, opening in 1878 and closing in 1979. In its heyday, this line was considered to be one of the most important in New Zealand.
Time 2 Go publishes a seasonal 'accommodation' favourites list for the wider Queenstown region including Arthurs Point, Fernhill, Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Sunshine Bay and Wakatipu Views (Queenstown Hill and the road between Queenstown and Frankton). The list also includes outer lying regions such as Arrowtown, Dalefield, Gibbston, Lake Hayes, Lower Shotover, Glenorchy, Kinloch and Kingston areas to assist you with your travel planning.
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