Planning a family vacation can be quite challenging, with road navigation, frequent toilet breaks, and the ever-present “are we there yet” question making it more of a hassle than an enjoyable experience. However, if you're seeking a hassle-free solution for your next family adventure, consider this brilliant idea.

Top Family Travel Tips

1. Keep them entertained

There’s plenty to do, see and enjoy on board, so you won't need Wi-Fi to keep your kiddos entertained. However, if you and the kids want to watch a flick, just remember to download it the night before on your preferred device. With charging ports available at each seat, you won't run out of battery. Or, if you would like to spend some time away from the screen, why not some pack games of your own? If you’re lucky enough to have a table, there’ll be plenty of space to spread out. If you've forgotten games, no worries – you can purchase a deck of cards from the onboard café.,

2. Pack Snacks

While there is a great licensed scenic café on board, you may opt to bring your own snacks. Just keep it handy in your carry on bag that can be stored above your seat.

3. Wrap Up

While it's cosy and warm inside the scenic carriage, the TranzAlpine train does move through the stunning, but chilly Southern Alps. So if you intend to enjoy the open-air carriage and are travelling in cooler months, remember to pack extra layers.

4. Keep an eye out

The TranzAlpine train is a convenient, safe way to travel with kids. But the train does move as it curves around bends and corners, so if you’ve got young ones with you, it’s important to pay close attention to their whereabouts. 

Family fun off the tracks

The TranzAlpine train stretches from the South Island’s West to East Coast. And while there’s plenty to do onboard, the train also stops off at some of the best family holiday destinations in New Zealand, so there’s fun to be had on and off the tracks.

Making memories with your family

The TranzAlpine is the perfect family excursion. So, now that we’ve given you the best reasons to bring your family aboard, the only thing left to do is book.

Whether you’re starting your adventure from the South Island’s West or East Coast, it’s easy to make a TranzAlpine train booking.

So, why not have a look at the fares and route map before booking your journey ahead. This New Zealand holiday will be the adventure you've been looking for.  

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