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The Weta Cave

1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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We visited The Weta Cave and did the Combo Tour, which is a tour of the Weta Workshop showing props and costumes from the various movies Weta have been involved with including King Kong, District 9 and of course The Lord of the Rings &...More

Thank SB9308
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our final Lord of the Rings site on our trip to New Zealand. It was brilliant. We loved exploring the shop and mini museum as we waited for our tour of the workshop. The tour itself ($25) went for almost an hour and...More

Thank eztraveller2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed this tour but thought we would see more of the actual staff working and more of the stuff they were doing. It was good and the tour guide was very good

Thank 622suziej
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took this tour as part of a half day LotR tour that we spontaneously upgraded to the full day. For such a huge and impactful contributor to the New Zealand economy this is a surprisingly modest operation in a residential neighborhood with a small...More

Thank DC196
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Weta Cave is quite enjoyable for the movie buffs who want to learn how the moview like lord of rings, King Kong2 etc are made.

Thank RKD1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went from here to see Thunderbirds sets, brilliant, 👏👍So much talent, recycling waste to make sets, ingenious every child's dream 😊

Thank Hellfire28
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here to purchase Bilbo's Contract. I was not disappointed. It is a prop replica, but it is high quality and in great detail. I love the little fine print used to fill in every spare space on the page. The Weta Cave itself...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Weta Cave tour is well worth it. I would go again. Week days are best. If your really on a tight budget then go to the gift shop and they have a small exhibit there that is similar to the tour. But the tour...More

Thank jason_bleibtreu
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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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