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The Weta Cave

1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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Middle-Earth Filming Location Lord of The Rings Trilogy Tours
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Weta Workshop Shore Excursion Evening with Dinner
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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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1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me my girlfriend and two of our friends came for the weta cave tour and loved it,We all loved the tour,You don't need to be a LOTR fan to enjoy the tour,There's plenty of other props/info on other movies that are amazing to see and...More

Thank irishladdy25
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did not do a tour due to time restrictions but looking through he Cave was still very cool. Lots of LOTR and Hobbit stuff to see. And other productions of course.

Thank Kimberlee84
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in any of the many films Weta has been involved with this is worth as visit. Primarily a shop but also lots of things to look at from the films. There is a free short film you can watch.

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was a very interesting tour. The staff are very enthusiastic and patient.highly recommend the 45 min tour as you see a lot of detail.

Thank Janeen1965
WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Janeen1965, Thanks for coming out to visit and recommending us. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour! Cheers, Dayna

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide was excellent, he was very friendly and responsive to the group. We had the opportunity to handle some of the props from Lord of the Rings and heard of the challenges and time involved with prop making. Very interesting tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay first of all, you can go here even if you haven't seen Lord of the Rings. The building is all about movie prop and costume making which in itself was interesting. Either come here on your own or with a booked tour. The tour...More

Thank ThePhoenixRose
WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi The PhoenixRose, Thanks for posting feedback - sounds like you enjoyed your visit to us! You are quite right in that there are many projects other than Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit that we've worked on - we quite often find guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to see how the magic is done! went for the weta cave tour and the thunderbirds tour. Felt that the weta cave tour was good enough. The thunderbirds tour showed us how miniatures can be used to create the movies as well.

Thank Edomon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good lookin to how the models were made for Lotr, narnia and more. We enjoyed the weta cave tour, and opportunity to see all the store offered.

Thank Batesnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool and modern but if your not a museum enthusiast then you may get bored, nonetheless it is prob one museum you may like, as it is always sharing very interactive and engaging exhibitions.

Thank 1TravellerNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique place that we can see some miniatures and how they make movies like Lord of the Rings, the Hobbits, etc.

Thank HYS2014
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Phillip G
21 August 2017|
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Response from Glenda P | Reviewed this property |
The No 2 Miramar bus from them city passes within a block of the Weta Cave. The I Site has moved to 111 Wakefield st. Have a wonderful time in Wellington
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