Half Day - South toward Kingston



    This tour, exploring some less famous locations, but favorites of ours, begins with a spectacular drive south around Lake Wakatipu to sleepy Kingston, once a bustling railhead and port with great views north toward Queenstown and a close-up look at the Kingston Flyer steam train. We carry on south to Fairlight, the only remaining station on the old rail line then following the Mataura River to where it rises in the Eyre Mountains. Finally we climb the Slate Range to the old Garston Ski Hut where we gain amazing views across the Eyre Mountains, Centre Dome and Southland.


    Our route will be determined on the day by group preferences, weather and light conditions.


    • 4-5 Hours, Min 2 persons, Max 4 persons
    • PICK-UP & DROP-OFF. We pick you up from your Queenstown accommodation and drop you back when the day is over.
    • LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. Coffee, tea and biscuits are offered.
    • FLEXIBLE TOUR. Our itinerary will be determined on the day by group preferences, weather and light conditions. This itinerary is an example to inspire you with what we can see on this route. To discuss options, contact us.
    • ALL WEATHER TOUR. NZ is the land of four seasons in one day. We are equipped to handle all weather and to capture this region in all it's beautiful moods. TOURS CANCELLED only in dangerous conditions.
    • PROFESSIONAL MENTORING. We show you how to find and compose great shots and get more from your camera.

Our Favorites Places, Shared With You

This tour takes you to the high country. An alpine plain of tussock covered hills rolls away to the north and east studded with monumental tors of weathered schist. We explore the old Garston ski hut with it's amazing vistas of Southland, the Eyre Mountains and the Takitimu Range in the distance. The journey there winds around the edge of Lake Wakatipu stopping at rocky bluffs and shady coves for far flung views, stopping at tiny Kingston, once a bustling railhead and port, to look at the Kingston Flyer steam train, a relic of a glorious past, before climbing to our destination.


  • A great range of amazing vistas and photo opportunities
  • Off the beaten track
  • Lots of local knowledge and information
  • Tuition to help you compose and capture great images

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