Randompedia: Kingston, New Zealand

March 5, 2006

A random draw from the Wikipedia archives:

Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand’s South Island. It is 40 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 headwatersfern of the Mataura River.

It is also the most inland town in New Zealand and the sign is proudly displayed over the entrance to the town’s only bar.

The Kingston Flyer historic railway service is closely associated with the town. It 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.


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