The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
Arrived at Kingston, after a journey of 104 miles, the tourist may proceed at once to Queenstown, which is twenty-two miles away across the lake, or remain at the hotel. The lake used to overflow at Kingston, but some ten or twelve years ago a flood occurred which inundated the streets of Queenstown and carried away a shingle bank at Frankton, some thirty miles from Kingston, where the overflow has since taken place. From this point, as from all other places on the Cold Lakes, numerous tracks run up the mountain slopes, and from the summits splendid views of lake and mountain scenery may ever be had. Here, and generally in these lakes and the creeks which feed them, grand fishing may be indulged in by the sportsman, as salmon and trout up to 32lb weight may be hooked and landed. Duck shooting may also be had, to say nothing of rabbits, which maybe seen in abundance and shot ad libitum.