Hours: Contact us for a current operating time schedule.

Historical Steam Train Rides & Charters

The Kingston Flyer has recently been fully restored and is now ready to roll! Cruise along the open scenic plains of the majestic Kingston to Fairlight track in historical carriages pulled by our restored AB Class Steam Locomotive. Surrounded by mountains and expansive farmland the Kingston Flyer offers a round trip excursion, with spectacular scenery from the Kingston Train Station on the shores of Lake Wakatpu, to the newly renovated Fairlight Train Station adjacent to the mighty Mataura River.

The Kingston Flyer will be operating public train rides every Sunday starting on 18 September 2022 - 18 December 2022. Tickets are $75 for adults, and $25 for children (5-16yrs), children 4 years and under are FREE. Planning an event or special occasion? We are also now taking bookings for private charters and functions. Please visit our website for more information at

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy The Kingston Flyer has a 2 day cancellation policy allowing guests to cancel or reschedule up to 2 days prior from the time and date of their scheduled train ride. If you cannot travel because you are directly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and regulations you will be offered the option to reschedule your experience or a refund. All refunds and cancellations made via online booking will be handled by our online booking agent BookIt NZ. You can contact them direct on or 0800 003633 during business hours Mon-Friday 9-5pm for further information. We ask guests to respect this policy. General Terms & Conditions By completing your booking with us it is accepted that you agree to our terms and conditions. Your booking is considered completed once we have received full payment. All transactions are conducted in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Kingston Flyer Ltd (and associated companies) reserve the right to amend timetables and cancel departures at any time. Our coaches are smoke-free and alcohol free zones, no smoking or drinking will be permitted onboard.