Ella, Tai & the train to Picton
Trains are always great fun, and in this book Ella and Tai go on a train trip with their grandparents to Picton. They climb aboard the Coastal Pacific at the Christchurch railway station, and soon they are on their way to the Kaikōura coast. Grandma has brought a word game which keeps Ella and Tai guessing, and by the time they reach Picton they have made a very special word.
Our books connect Kiwi kids to ‘their place’ and all the wonderful things they can see and do in their own backyard. The Kaikōura coast is famous for its marine life and amazing views of the ocean. And there are lots of highlights along the way: Great Journeys. When you reach Picton, there is a great children’s playground right on the waterfront, and the Tots to Teens website has plenty of information relating to family-friendly activities. A short boat trip takes you to the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, and if you want to see more of Marlborough, the DOC website has plenty of information about walks and camping spots.