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Address: 1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 4-909 4100
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Today
09:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

The Qualmark endorsed Weta Cave is your gateway to two immersive...

The Qualmark endorsed Weta Cave is your gateway to two immersive film-making experiences on the Miramar Peninsula:

Our Weta Cave Workshop Tour provides a unique peek behind-the-scenes through windows into our Workshop. Our story of film-making creativity is told by members of our crew on a tour full of authentic props, models and weapons from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, and more. They may even reveal a few of the secrets behind the movie magic!

Step onto a live shooting stage for our guided Thunderbirds Are Go Behind-The-Scenes Experience. This journey into our latest handcrafted world, reveals the authentic set pieces, props, and models that bring to life this contemporary retelling of the beloved TV classic. FAB.

A cavern of creativity, the Weta Cave shop also boasts sculptures made by the filmmakers at Weta Workshop, prop replicas, apparel, jewellery, books and more. While you’re here, take a seat for a free film about the history of film-making on the Miramar Peninsula. It screens throughout the day.

Ticket prices for either the Weta Cave Workshop Tour or Thunderbirds Behind the Scenes Tour:

Adults: $25,

Children 6-12 years: $12,

Infants (5 and under): FREE,

Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $60

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US$ 47.97*
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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US$ 202.97*
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US$ 1,845.17*
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Private Tour: Behind the Scenes Weta Workshop Tour

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I spent a very enjoyable morning at the Weta cave ,our driver was very informative about the whole L.O.T.R and Hobbit movies. The lady who gave the tour around the workshop was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a very enjoyable morning at the Weta cave ,our driver was very informative about the whole L.O.T.R and Hobbit movies. The lady who gave the tour around the workshop was also very knowledgable. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did this tour with my dad while passing through wellington and it is amazing. I am a massive lord of the rings fan but my dad has never seen any of them and he still found it interesting and enjoyable. And our tour guide was so clued up because they work for wets and they were very engaging. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cave shop is a great place to visit to remind oneself of how much New Zealand punches above its weight. A must see is the 30 minute documentary. This is refreshed on a regular basis. Children love looking at merchandise, particularly when they recognise characters from children's movies. Adults will be impressed with attention to detail on each of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was short in terms of distance but man!! there was a lot of information and stuff to see packed into that distance. The tour-guide was passionate and very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the family ( our youngest is 10). Amazing place with talented works. Really worth the trip. Woukdnt take young kids on the tours though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second time at The Weta Cave; the first being four years ago when the first Hobbit movie had just come out. Since I had gone on the tour previously, I came here this time just to visit the shop. Many improvements have been made to the shop since then, among them, the size. When I visited it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During a visit to the Weta Cave, the exhibit providing an overview of the Peter Jackson work, I visited the gift shop as I did not provide sufficient time to take a tour through the exhibit. At least the gift shop is great. Everything Peter Jackson. Really cool books and really cool T Shirts covering the Hobbit and Lord of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Weta cave on a rainy day which was perfect. We paid for the backstage tour and also the Thunderbirds tour. The first tour is good especially if you are into how they make weapons and armoury look life like. The best part of the tour was across the road where they make the new Thunderbirds series. You... More 

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Hi Mark, thanks for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's a neat short video one can watch about Weta's work. The shop was fine but frankly I was there just for the tours and passing through the shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour round the workshops gives a fascinating insight into what goes into the special effects in a film. Things one would never even consider as special effects are on display here. It is difficult not tobe able to photograph any of it or touch much of it, so it is better for adults than younger children. It was nice... More 

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