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The Weta Cave

1 Weka St | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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The Weta Cave is your gateway to two incredible film-making experiences in Wellington, New Zealand. From Lord of the Rings to Avatar: our Weta Cave Workshop Tour reveals how me make the props, costumes, creatures and models from your favourite films. Catch a glimpse of artists at work on our tour stage and peek through windows that look directly into the workshop itself! Ever wanted to visit a real shooting stage? Blast off on our Miniatures Stage Tour to see the unbelievable Weta Workshop models and miniatures built for the popular TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go! A cavern of creativity, the Weta Cave shop also boasts collectibles designed by the artists 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.
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1 Weka St | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it’s a definite must do if you’re a film enthusiast. It’s makes you realise how much goes into making a move and you can see up close how it is done. Definitely magical.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed yesterday

The Weta workshop tour gives you a close up view - and actually lets you hold some - of famous movie props, such as LOTR, District 9, King Kong and others. The guides are very helpful and more than happy to answer all your questions....More

Thank chkkonzept
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit there are combo tours we did the Weta Workshop tour was really interesting to see how some of the effects were done for some of the great movies the guide we had was very knowledgable in all aspects of the processes...More

Thank stevie5161
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the there and back tour as a family, two parents and a 7 and 10 year old and this tour catered brilliantly for us all. Our French guide (and Weta artist) was articulate and informative. She gave us an interesting overview of the...More

Thank Mothership118
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A big souvenir shop with movie memorabilia. For the full tour, book in advance but only recommend for serious Hobbit/LOTR/Thunderbirds/Narnia/District9/movie fans. For a taste of it, the shop is fine. The items offered seemed very pricey.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for kids and adults alike. Did the combo tour of Thunderbirds miniatures and Weta Workshops, both very interesting. We were very surprised to find out how many films Weta had been involved in - will be watching the credits with interest when we...More

Thank LynB1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The workshop tour sells out pretty fast, so book in advance to avoid disappointment. There are several options to choose from, some with a few added extras... At the check in desk - you have various souvenirs you can purchase- some not found anywhere else....More

Thank CeePeeSD
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Weta Cave this morning and did the workshop tour which took us behind the scenes of some of the hugest movies made over the past 20 years. As massive Lord of the Rings fans we thoroughly enjoyed seeing how all the weapons and...More

Thank Mel O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so excited about the tour and had booked well in advance, online. Imagine our disappointment when my daughter caught a vomiting bug, meaning she and I sat in the car and waited for the 3 other family members to complete their tour. I...More

Thank fewandeew
WetaStudioTours, Public Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Fewandeew, Terribly sorry to hear about your daughter. We've been in touch to resolve this issue and hope you are happy with the result. We often have to turn away visitors during our peak period if they haven't booked in advance, which can be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Book in advance for the tours as they can sell out during the busy periods. The tour was really interesting - a lot of standing (there are no seats) so a consideration for the really young or older. Such an experience to be totally immersed...More

Thank Pip_Y_nz
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Phillip G
21 August 2017|
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Response from alec m | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up and dropped off at the Tourist Information Centre
Phillip G
21 August 2017|
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Response from HelenA7172 | Reviewed this property |
The pick up is on the footpath a little way along from the information centre - the I site. It is a tour bus pick up point and other tours also pick and set down from there. You can see the I site building from the bus... More
John R
5 February 2017|
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Response from TwoFP | Reviewed this property |
On the day we visited Weta, we had a hire car so we drove ourselves, however, they went straight to a cruise ship tour after our tour finished so there must be some way to connect up. Weta is very close to public transport... More