Steam shaped the town of Lumsden, which grew from the late 1870s at a railway junction. The Kingston Flyer train took travellers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, from where they crossed to Queenstown or lakeside farms by steamer – most famously, the elegant SS Earnslaw.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Lumsden and transport. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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