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Address: 1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 4-909 4100
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09:00 - 17:30
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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$ 47.56*
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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US$ 201.22*
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
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US$ 1,829.30*
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Private Tour: Behind the Scenes Weta Workshop Tour

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I loved visiting the WETA Cave while in Wellington. It had great exhibits and a tour was offered by someone who actually works there. Even members of the Hobbit cast were there... read more

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved visiting the WETA Cave while in Wellington. It had great exhibits and a tour was offered by someone who actually works there. Even members of the Hobbit cast were there! I would have liked a little more "hands on" demonstration, but it was fun and interesting, nonetheless.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went as our daughters are huge LOTR fans, but did not have time for the full tour. Should have reserved in advance. Without the tour all you get to see is a gift shop with grossly overpriced "collector"s items". But I guess if you are a LOTR fan this place is a must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice tour. Our guide Bex did a great job. There just wasn't a lot to see. Our 45 minute tour covered about 500 square feet. What we did see was cool but we put in a lot of time and effort that I'd rather have spent elsewhere. We didn't have time to see the Te Papa museum... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, we're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to us. Thanks for posting your feedback. Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit fan - Haven't read the books or seen the movies - but this tour was excellent. Yes it's relatively limited to a short documentary and tour of a workshop but the knowledge of the guides really make it interesting. We were lucky to get Mark who was passionate about Weta having... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was worth while going to visit but expensive for the time you were there and what you got to see. What you did see was very interesting and to see the detail put into the models.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy the atmosphere and local feeling. It's a bit of an icon so good for a visit. Great for a few photos. Good for taking people visiting wellington.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we entered the Cave we heard a rumble and the ground shook...great effects! But no, it was a 5.5 quake! We took lots of photos of the souvenirs we would love to buy if money was no problem. The studio tour was a good look at how things are done behind the scenes. Make sure you get a photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Weta Workshop is amazing. If you haven't heard of them, they are the people behind alot of the 'fantasty' work for major films. They were an invaluable part of some of the biggest films around (think Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Hobbit etc). Plus they do so much more than that. They had a huge part in the Gallipoli... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for posting your feedback, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Weta Cave is a small gift shop, and was pretty crowded when we were there. Even so, we were able to look at the fun LOTR stuff, and enjoyed viewing the collectibles on display. We thought about buying a sword, but didn't when we decided it would have been a challenge to get it back on the plane. Luggage tags... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what an amazing tour! We had a wonderful guide, Mark for our Cave tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and had some behind the scenes stories that made the tour really special and entertaining. Interesting to hear about the private one off pieces that Have been commissioned by some rather wealthy individuals! My teenage sons asked loads of questions which... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, thanks for taking the time to post feedback. I'll make sure I pass your comments on to Mark! Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

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