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Weta Cave Workshop Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Go behind the scenes of ‘The Lord of the Rings' and other blockbusters at Weta Workshop, the world’s leading special effects and prop studio. The informative and entertaining Weta Cave Workshop Tour gives you a glimpse into the film production of your favorite movies including the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ Your 2.5-hour tour includes convenient round-trip transport by minivan from central Wellington, eliminating the hassle of driving and parking.
  • 2.5-hour Weta Cave Workshop guided tour and shuttle transfer, from central Wellington
  • Enjoy convenient transport from the city center
  • Meet people from the creative teams that make the magic happen for movies such as Avatar and The Lord of the Rings
  • Hear about the award-winning work that has garnered several Oscars and many other film industry awards
  • Learn some of the secrets behind the movie magic from your guide
The Weta Workshop, co-founded by director Peter Jackson, is renowned for manufacturing the sets, props, armor, creatures and miniatures of feature films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You’ll learn about the making of the series and other movies, such as Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin, during your tour of the Weta Cave exhibition space.
Meet in downtown Wellington for a 20-minute shuttle transfer to the Weta Workshop, located in the nearby suburb of Miramar. During the ride, watch a short video and listen to your driver share information about Wellington’s role in producing some of the world’s most popular films.
On arrival, embark on a guided tour of the Weta Cave Workshop Tour for a behind-the-scenes glimpse with your tour guide, starting with a documentary screening. Appreciate the magic behind the movies as members of the Weta team show off models, costumes and weaponry. If you're lucky, you might even catch the design and production teams at work on special effects operations.
After about two hours, snap up one-of-a-kind merchandise such as prop replicas and LOTR art prints at the on-site gift shop before the return trip to downtown Wellington.

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Trish H
, May 2019

A great tour, thoroughly enjoyed can’t wait to bring my grandkids down to visit. So many talented kiwis passionate about what they love - very proud to be a kiwi

Michael S
, Feb 2019

Do not miss this tour. It is well done and extremely interesting. We loved seeing how the effects and costumes are made. The chemist at the end was as entertaing as Doc Brown. Our only criticism was that it was only for an hour and copyright laws did not allow picture taking in most areas..

Peter H
, Nov 2018

This a great tour for fans of sci-fi to see how one of the greatest special effects companies do their work. It includes an exclusive video and museum of props. Followed by a short your of how they make them inclusion more original props. Also a great gift shop for unique momentos.

Carla B
, Oct 2018

Knowledable people. I can recommend this tour to young and old. I never realised the film industry in Wellington was this big

Ian B
, Mar 2018

Absolutely amazing visit providing a fascinating insight into the skill and imagination of the film-makers at Weta. A must for any movie fan.

Doug W
, Mar 2018

We did the There and Back tour rather than driving there and it was worth it for the interesting commentary.

David H
, Mar 2018

Great experience, would recommend to anyone.

Michael A
, Mar 2018

Great tour a group of us did this and we were all wowed by Weta. The shuttle driver gave us a bit of an extra detour there and back from the Weta workshop due to traffic congestion on the day.
Was amazing to see what talented people we have to create what you see on screen.

, Mar 2018

Loved this tour. It was bought as a present for my husband and he was very pleased with it.. We were picked up outside the i-site in Wellington at the time specified on the booking confirmation. The driver was very informative on the trip to the workshop. Once there we watched a video about Weta Studios and then were taken on a tour of the workshop. Couldn't take many photos but what we could take were good. The return to Wellington was taken passed the green screen area they use for filming. Very enjoyable indeed.

Toni O
, Mar 2018

The Weta team are amazing, and so much more than Lord of the Rings

Product code: 6611WETA

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