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Address: 1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-909 4100
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Qualmark endorsed Weta Cave is your gateway to two immersive...

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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US$47.40*
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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Private Tour: Behind the Scenes Weta Workshop Tour

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See how some of the magic of movies is done on this tour

If you are a fan of the LOTR, Hobbit, Avatar, District 9, King Kong or other movies, you will enjoy a tour of the Weta Cave Workshop (hint: there isn't actually a cave). These are... read more

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a fan of the LOTR, Hobbit, Avatar, District 9, King Kong or other movies, you will enjoy a tour of the Weta Cave Workshop (hint: there isn't actually a cave). These are the folks who made all of the props for The Lord of the Rings and many other movies. What they can do with polystyrene defies... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your feedback. Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently spent an incredible afternoon touring the Weta Cave. Led by Weta staff (we had an amazing gentleman form the art department as our guide) we were fortunate to hear of his firsthand experience working on a range of Weta films including the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit (amongst many!) - you get to hear all about... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your lovely feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on the workshop tour but unfortunately the cave was under remodelling (shortly after the earthquake so that might have had something to do with it?). The guide we had was a young guy who filled us in on a lot of information in the short time of the tour so it could've felt a bit rushed for someone... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi Robin, thanks for posting your review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour! We are currently extending our Weta Cave Shop to accommodate visitor numbers for the upcoming season, we can assure you it's nothing to do with the earthquake (although it was coincidental timing). For more information on the extension you can check out our blog post here wetaworkshop.com/news/latest/temporary-cave-extension-underway/.... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see and absolutely amazing! Great tour and guide! Highly recommended to anyone who likes movies! Very well done!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, Weta Cave is more like a small souvenir shop than a museum. As long as you are aware of that, Weta Cave is a great place to visit, especially if you are a fan of any of the movies they have had a part in creating. The shop is small but it is full of collectibles, souvenirs... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your lovely feedback! We're glad you enjoyed getting the full Weta Studio Tours experience by taking both our tours. I'll make sure to pass your comments on to Tom and Simon. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As travellers on a budget we went along to the Weta Cave simply because we're film fans. You can of course book onto a tour and see all the workshop back rooms, I'm sure it's fascinating, but equally a little look round the shop, some photos with the Lord of the Ring Orcs outside and a watch of the free... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner were running late and ended up getting there in time for the last tour. To our luck, we were the only people there! Managed to get a private tour which some shmucks pay thousands of dollars for. The tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. We got to touch cool LOTR stuff and other films weta... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit that I was there for my grandsons who enjoyed it but to really get the best out of it you would need to have seen all or some of the films. Also, we went first thing on a Sunday morning and so nothing was being worked on. However, the guide was passionate and I think the... More 

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to post feedback. I'm glad your grandsons enjoyed the tour! We often find many of our visitors who enjoy their time with us haven't seen any of the films we have worked on, so I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. I hope in the future we can make it... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Missed out on a tour as they were fully booked, but we visited "the cave" and watched there interesting video. It was still worth a visit just to see their displays and educational video. Kids really enjoyed it, and hopefully next time we'll get a tour in.

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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, thanks for your feedback. We're sorry you missed out on a tour, we do tend to book out fast! Next time check out our website and book online to guarantee your spot. Kind regards, Kaliana. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience here, it was amazing getting to see props and costumes from such iconic movies. We got to touch and experience a few props and see how Weta do what they do!

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