Weta Cave Workshop Tour - Wellington

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Overview

Tour an exhibition hall of the worlds leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar,' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' among many others.

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Meet at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre to board an air-conditioned minivan that takes you from downtown to the Weta Workshop.

During the 20-minute ride, watch a short video welcome from Richard Taylor, who co-founded Weta with Tania Rodgers, Jamie Selkirk and Peter Jackson in 1987. Your local driver shares facts about Wellingtons history and its role in creating some of the biggest films in the world.

The Weta Workshops team became famous for the sets, costumes, armor, weapons, creatures and miniatures they designed and manufactured for The Lord of the Rings movies. They have also collaborated with Steven Spielberg on The Adventures of Tintin and James Cameron on Avatar.

You'll learn more about how Weta Workshop has collaborated with these famous folks, among others, when you arrive for a behind-the-scenes documentary that include interviews with Taylor and Jackson. Afterward, head back out to meet your guide for a tour of the Weta Cave exhibition space. Get a glimpse into the magic behind the movies as members of the Weta team show off props, models and weapons. During your tour, hear fascinating stories about the history of the company. If you're lucky, you might catch the design and production teams at work when you look through windows that open into the heart of the workshop.

If you want to snap up a memento, browse the on-site gift shop for prop replicas, LOTR art prints, jewelry, and more.

After about two hours, reboard your shuttle for the return trip to downtown Wellington where your tour ends.

Inclusions for Weta Cave Workshop Tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • DVD

Exclusions for Weta Cave Workshop Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No photography is allowed with the Weta Cave Workshop

Minimum age is 6 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This tour was great. You get great information about the city and the film industry in Wellington. The Weta Cave tour was great especially if you are a movie fan or just interested on how creative the people behind the scenes are.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Não achei muito interessante. Já fui na Universal nos Estados Unidos e lá nos realmente conhecemos como é feito as cenas. O weta são explicações por umas salinhas e pouco tem para ver. Não tem tour em Espanhol e nem Português

  • Amazing tour. Ray our driver was great. He was very knowledgeable and gave us running commentary on route. The weta cave and workshop experience was well above our expectations. Would defo recommend. Thanks

  • Great to learn more about how movies are made. The commentary about Wellington from the tour bus driver was fabulous too.

  • Great tour for the movie buff.

  • Awesome tour and if you have ever wondered about makeup or prosthetics or movie magic, this will inspire you

  • Was well worth doing, highly reccommend.

  • If you are a Lord of the rings or Hobbit fan this is a must and the behind the scenes tour was brilliant.

  • Tour was good but would not recommend going on weekends as most of the working demonstrations were not available. Just empty windows where the demonstrations would have been.

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