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The Weta Cave

1 Weka St | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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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 me make the props, costumes, creatures and models from your favourite films. Catch a glimpse of artists at work on our tour stage and peek through windows that look directly into the workshop itself! Ever wanted to visit a real shooting stage? Blast off on our Miniatures Stage Tour to see the unbelievable Weta Workshop models and miniatures built for the popular TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go! A cavern of creativity, the Weta Cave shop also boasts collectibles designed by the artists 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Weka St | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a very interesting place, provide us more than we expect. Weta produce lots of customs and weapons in more than 100 Hollywood blockbuster movies. You never know before you visit. You should pay $25 for the factory tour. It's worth!!! And I am sure...More

Thank Xupcua
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice wee shop - quite cosy too. Some fine merch from Lord of the Rings if you are into that and can afford the prices. Unfortunately even if I could, doubt I would get the sword or axe on the plane when I was heading...More

Thank brymcd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dream come true for a LOTR fan! Could make the cave bigger and put more products and display! It has a small video room give free 25 minutes video intro of weta workshop/ digital history and story. Friendly staff. You can take pictures inside...More

Thank kitty1104
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Wellington and go to the Weta Cave 2-3 times a year. I am a huge fan of Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson's movies so I find all the memorabilia really cool! I have also made some purchases there for my...More

Thank KiwiDan-75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking into the Weta Caves gift shop is an experience (and free, except you'll want to buy something). From here there are various behind the scenes tours of varying length and cost. All gets you up close to the production houses that produce Avatar,...More

Thank Ripoata
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to stop on the way to the airport if you have time. Didn’t do the tour but this would make a separate trip worthwhile.

Thank NZholidayaddict
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not Lord of the Rings fans but we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It gave you such an insight into the movies. The cave itself is better suited to LOR fans, but the movie about the making of the movies is well worth watching....More

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Issac is awesome , special mention . Visited this afternoon it was great . Enjoyed the workshop and the thunderbirds . Even my daughters enjoyed it

Thank brian t
WetaStudioTours, Public Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fun for the whole family! Thanks Brian T. Will pass your wonderful feedback onto Issac. Cheers, Emma

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of our stay in Wellington. gives you an insight into the workings of film making and a huge appreciation for the effort and skill involved. Easily reached by public transit.

Thank ukCorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guilted into taking this tour by friends who had done it and loved it. When the tour started by having us watch a video, I became even more suspicious. But our tour guide was funny and entertaining. We wound up in a room...More

Thank Scott B
WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to exceed your expectations Scott! We aim to surprise and fascinate our guests on every tour! Thanks for visiting, Emma.

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Phillip G
21 August 2017|
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Response from alec m | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up and dropped off at the Tourist Information Centre
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