Lumsden, steaming ahead - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Lumsden.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Lumsden in the Video tab.

Steam shaped the town of Lumsden, which boomed from the late 1870s as a major railway junction. The Kingston Flyer train took travellers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, where they crossed the lake to Queenstown or to lakeside farms by steamer – most famously the elegant SS Earnslaw.

Northern Southland
Lumsden mural
The SS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu
Railways



Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

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