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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 we make the props, costumes, creatures and models from your favourite...more
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1 Weka St | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is in a neighborhood area. Big trolls outside the Weta cave is good for photo shooting. Beautiful display are inside with the cave.

Thank EliseAlice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a very wet and blustery Saturday afternoon at Weta studios. We booked the ‘There and back again’ tour that included transportation. We were advised to meet the bus opposite the Amora Hotel, but the area was marked for Cruise Ship buses only. As previously...More

Thank shanehb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed this tour. As a mad keen LOTR fan, I was super excited to get a behind-the-scenes look. Our tour guide was incredibly welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgable and made the whole experience really fun. As we were there on a weekend, there wasn't much...More

Thank Suse89
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not book any tours, but we will next time. We just visited Weta cave, which was beautiful and inspiring. We saw a 30 min movie, and walked around the store and mini museum. All free of charge.More

Thank YensidVikingPrincess
WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi YensidVikingPrincess, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you found The Weta Cave to be beautiful and inspiring! We do try our best to fill it to the brim with lots of lovely and interesting things. See you next time for a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a amazing tour. We got picked up from the CBD and taken to the workshops where we had a wonderful tour It was really good and I throughly reccommend it

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

Hi Traceymains, Glad you enjoyed our There and Back Again tour :) Thanks for your review, Lolly

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great visit to see how special effects are created for some of the blockbuster movies and TV shows. It is a bit pricey however for a relatively short visit. The young guide that we had was very knowledgeable and made the visit...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our third visit. Even if you're not a LOTR fan, this place offers great perspectives on contemporary movie-making. Some of the experience may be a bit intense for younger visitors. For LOTR types, it's mandatory fun!More

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

Hi MarkSherouse, Woah, your third visit - that's awesome! Thank you very much for your continued support :) I hope next time you'll join us for a hands-on workshop where you can mix movie blood, make chainmaille or learn to create convincing wounds from silicone....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly the tours were more than we wanted to pay... We came close to jumping on one though. Just wandering the shop, and watching the free film was entertainment enough. Had a great time!

Thank Megan_Outside
Reviewed 1 week ago

i did the combo tour a few months ago and came back for a second helping. being able to get close to real props is amazing. sadly did not see any artists at work

Thank kiwimrdee
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you remember the original Thunderbirds as a child you will love going to Weta workshop. Oh, and you will love seeing the Lord of the Rings and other Weta workshop creations. Warren (the "chemist") was quite amusing too.

Thank Ralph255350
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We were picked up and dropped off at the Tourist Information Centre
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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