Things to do in Kingston

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  • Elie Payze
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hello I'm Elie and I am 11 years old living in Queenstown.
    When our camp went to Real Country I didn't know what to expect. How would you feel when you come to a place in the middle of nowhere ?
    When we got there though I was amazed it was so much fun.There was air rifle shooting and I managed to hit three targets ! We also learnt how to use whips Hammer a nail into wood and how to change a tire . It was very exciting and I enjoyed it. I would like to go there again in the future . I would recommend this to schools if there heading near Invercargill because its just past Kingston and not hard to pass.
    Thank you for giving your time to read
    Written 15 November 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Rowena H
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would hate to say how many times I’ve been to Kingston and didn’t know this track was here … some signage down on the flat would make more people aware of it … it’s a great track to walk; You definitely get a good workout !!!
    Written 24 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • CarmelNewcastle_Aus
    Newcastle151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not sign posted when travelling south from Queenstown, via State Highway 6. I had read about it being a "must see" and knew roughly where it was. The layby to pull over is set up for those travelling north. Fortunately there was little traffic and we were able to cross over and park the car to take photos of the amazing coastline.
    Not sure where the name "Devil's Staircase" came from!
    Written 27 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • JohnPanis
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience. Great scenery.
    Did it as independent cyclists hiring the bikes & panniers from Mike Barnett at The Around the mountains cycle company. Mike organised comfort seats for the bikes and an extra front carrier on one of our bikes to take our tents. Mike also dropped our panniers off for us at the top of von hill on the first day. I am not a cyclist and really appreciated those things.
    We camped the first night at the Mavora Lakes. This lake warm in comparison with lake Wakatipu.
    We rode to Mossburn Railway hotel on the 2nd day. Great pub to stay at.
    Nice rooms. Nice hot shower. Great food.Sky tv for the rugby.
    We rode to Athol lodge on 3rd day. Lovely place to stay. Has fully equipped kitchen and warm fireplace in lounge. Great showers. We ate at the brown trout cafe in the village.
    Beautiful dinner.
    Last day we rode to Kingstown. Quick dip in Lake Wakatipu and then met the around the mountains shuttle bus organised by Mike. On the bus was our packs which Mike had stored for us whilst we were on the bikes. We were then driven back to Queenstown and given plenty of time to empty the gear from our panniers into our packs before being dropped at the airport with time to spare before our flight out at 6:10pm.

    We experienced headwinds on our 1st and 3rd days which were tough for us. On the 3rd day we had a tailwind leaving Mossburn which has the nickname of windburn.That blew us down the path. Pure luxury.

    This ride for me was awesome. I have done 3 other great rides over the last 5 years. Otago rail trail, Timber trail and the mountains to sea. The varied scenery from Lake crossing to majestic mountains to Lake camping to small towns to rural farmland make this my favorite so far. The wind made it hard but in a way added interest for me.
    The Around the mountains cycle company headed by Mike Barnett really helped us in every way they could to have a great time. I am grateful.
    My mate and I are mid 50's blokes mates who try to do an adventure away in February each year.
    This trip was challenging,fun and refreshing..Perfect for us at our stage of life
    Written 27 February 2018
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  • Yerin S
    South Australia, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, what an amazing experience. Motocross bikes with tracks in the snow. What an adrenaline packed day. So much fun!
    Thanks Hamish and the crew!
    Written 3 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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