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Weta Cave Workshop Official Guided Tour Including Transport

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Overview
Tour the Weta Studio in Miramar, and relax with a round-trip transfer from the i-Site in central Wellington. The Weta Cave Workshop invites visitors to get up close to costumes, props, and special effects from films like “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “District 9,” “King Kong,” “Avatar”—and, of course, “The Lord of the Rings.”
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Highlights
  • Guided tour of Weta Cave Workshop goes behind the scenes
  • Priority seating for documentary film: a great intro
  • Ideal for film buffs including LOTR fans
  • Round-trip shuttle transfer offered from Wellington
Important Information
Departure Point
145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided return transfers from i-SITE - live commentary on board. Bus pick up from 145 Wakefield St
  • Priority seating to documentary
  • Professional guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
Exclusions
  • Does not include hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Photography is strictly prohibited in all tour spaces, unless specified by the tour guide
  • There is no luggage storage in the Weta Cave or at our tour spaces.
  • This tour takes place in a functioning workshop, so it can get a little drafty. We recommend bringing an extra warm layer or two
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them on board and disembark
  • Consider our There and Back Again: The Full Experience, for two filmmaking tours for an additional $20. See: https://www.viator.com/tours/Wellington/There-and-Back-Again-The-Full-Experience/d399-6611P7
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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romcn wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
We did the Weta Combo package. Fantastic day, great guides - informative and good fun. Did not know they have been involved in so many films! Absolutely fascinating to see behind the scenes. Leave plenty of time to get street parking and walk to Weta Cave.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Justin wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
It was great to see behind the scenes of alot of great movies and how things were created. The guide was great and full of information, highly recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Michael wrote a review Nov 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
I am blown away by what this workshop has been able to accomplish, and seeing it in person was a privilege. It really wasn't overpriced in my opinion, compared to some of the stuff we've paid good money for on our NZ trip only to be left wondering where the value was. I was
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Date of experience: November 2019
KBNZ666 wrote a review Nov 2019
96 contributions1 helpful vote
My Australian partner is a huge fan of LOTR and was excited to visit Weta Workshop which is his dream place to work. The tour was very interesting and there was lots of cool things to see. Photos arent allowed because some of the stuff backstage is for current projects.
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Date of experience: December 2018
birdlvr16 wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions4 helpful votes
After visiting Hobbiton 3 years ago, I was looking forward to the Weta tour this trip to New Zealand. However, I was terribly disappointed in the tour. We spent $45US/person to then have to pay $21NZ to park (since the pick up/drop off area doesn't have parking). The bus showed
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at Weta Cave Workshop Official Guided Tour Including Transport
Responded 4 days ago
Hi birdlvr16, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write some us some feedback! I’m sorry you were disappointed by your experience with us. It sounds like our self-drive option would have better suited your needs, as parking here in Miramar is free & you can take your time browsing the Weta Cave store. I’m sorry to say we don’t control the images/ info distributed within our transfer shuttles, but we always share your feedback with our transport partners. Due to the confidential nature of our film work, unfortunately, we can’t take guests through the Workshop itself. This means interactions with our artists are limited. But here’s the good news: we endeavour to feature an artist at work on our tour stage and the space includes an interactive showcase of our creative departments, lovingly referred to as ‘Manufacture Alley’, so you can experience what it’s like behind closed doors! Outside of our designated photo areas, photography is strictly prohibited on tour due to studio copyright – apologies, this was a miscommunication on our part. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, as we are always looking to improve what we do here at Weta Workshop Tours! Cheers, Lolly
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