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Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu, just north of the border of Otago and Southland, in New Zealand's South Island. It is 47 kilometres south of Queenstown by a road 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.

Campervan Hire Kingston, New Zealand

The Journeyman
$140 / Day

The Journeyman

Queenstown, Otago

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Places to Visit near Kingston, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka

Located in the stunning alps of the South Island in New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding natural beauty. Wanaka’s lakes and mountains and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities.

But it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do, stroll the streets and be inspired by galleries, stylish shops and be spoilt for choice with a great selection of cool cafes and restaurants.

Rippled Earth Kayaking

These great kayaking and walking tours leave from the head of Lake Wakatipu near Glenorchy, only 30 - 45 minutes from Queenstown, depending on the tour's departure point.

Come for a quiet paddle across Lake Wakatipu with us to the conservation reserves on Pig and Pigeon Islands. With flightless birds, glacier clad mountains, clear blue waters, these islands are an uninhabited wonderland. Our double kayaks quietly glide across the water and your guide will keep you entertained with stories of the past. We will provide you with camera bag, suitably fitting life jacket, spray deck and warm clothing if needed. during the warm months dress for the sun!

Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge

Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, the Skyline Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220-degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks.

But there’s more to enjoy than just the views!

Get your fix of fun with Skyline Luge, a worldwide favourite and a must do activity while in Queenstown. Jump in your specialised Luge cart and enjoy a thrilling, gravity fuelled downhill ride. Take in the stunning views as you twist and turn down the mountain then share your stories and grab a drink or bite to eat in the Market Kitchen café.

Explore the world of Maori with the authentic and powerful live Kiwi Haka Maori performance, experiencing the fearsome haka and stunning poi display. Then treat yourself to delicious cuisine in our Stratosfare Bar & Restaurant, serving iconic New Zealand fare infused with international influences and using the freshest locally sourced produce.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, there are over 30kms and 30 world class downhill trails to get your heart racing. Ranging from beginner, green trails right through to advanced double black, the Queenstown Bike Park has something to offer every Mountain Biker.

The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down, come discover the hidden world of the Southern night sky with the expert astronomy guide on the nightly stargazing tours.

Shotover Jet Queenstown

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn!

Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360° spins and beyond. ‘Can you handle the canyons?’ with award winning Shotover Jet, ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof. You’ll speed over 10cm deep water, along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

It’s an amazing white water ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts his state-of-the-art Big Red Jet Boat through its paces.

Spaces are limited in peak season, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Campgrounds and Parks near Kingston, New Zealand

Kinloch Lodge

A cosy lodge and restaurant offering homely accommodation and rustic food for all meals, accompanied by lake views.

Built in 1868, Kinloch Lodge provides heritage accommodation and YHA associated backpackers. Whether you’re there to relax and enjoy the many day walks, using the lodge's transport to arrive between the Routeburn, Greenstone or Caples tracks, or heading out on one of their organised kayak trips, Kinloch Lodge can be your outpost in the wilderness.

In the Kinloch Lodge Restaurant, rustic high country home cooked fare is the order of the day. Focusing on simple, hearty dishes with local produce, it is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the top of Lake Wakatipu for breakfast or lunch, or to refuel after an active day in the outdoors.

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Moke Lake

Moke Lake is a beautiful scenic spot off the beaten track, while still close to town.

The stunning lake is framed by mountains and is a popular spot for walking, cycling, camping and in warmer temperatures, even swimming.

Located just a 15-minute drive from Queenstown, the Moke Lake Loop Track is a popular short, undulating walk and cycle track. The track takes you right around the edge of picturesque Moke Lake, through grassland and surrounded by towering mountains. After a short climb, you will be rewarded with a stunning view overlooking the lake.

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