Kid-Friendly New Zealand: 6 Things to See and Do

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3. Experience Lord of the Rings

It would be a shame to visit New Zealand and not experience the sites where the famous Lord of the Rings Trilogy was filmed, especially when you have the kids in tow. There are over 150 locations used in the films and much of the film was shot near major landmarks and tourist centers, so visiting them is quite easy. The biggest decision you have is deciding whether to take a self-guided tour or joining a tour group. Many of the tour groups offer the chance to visit both the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set in one day. The caves will enchant visitors with the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto while the movie set lets you pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn. Whether it is the dramatic scenery you are after, or the movie sets, there is a tour for you here.

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