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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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1 Weka Street | Miramar, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Couldn't wait to get in here when in Wellington. Being a massive film buff and self titled Hobbit, I was so keen to see how their made. The cave is so well placed. Humbly located in the middle of the suburbs. Easily found via bus...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Weta is a must-do attraction for any film fan, especially if you love Lord of the Rings. Even if you're not a movie lover the tours here are still mind blowing!

Thank III-Mick-III
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect with this and was a bit worried by the price. I was even more worried when I saw the horrendous prices of the souvenirs! However, it turned out to be the best tour I have ever been on and...More

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

Hi tmmayo, Thanks for coming out to visit and for posting feedback. Awesome to hear you enjoyed your visit and learnt something new. See you next time, Dayna

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very long tour but it gives a good behind the scene of how people actually work at the WETA workshop and see the passion and enthusiasm of the people there. It makes you think also how amazing it was to start off something...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this for the Weta Studio Tours, it is worth to see even though the museum is quite small. The Weta Cave itself is also worth a look, with lots of props from the different movies Weta Studios have been working on,...More

Thank kasperfrank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dont really want to say anythig about it because i would ruin it/not do it justice. The only issues i had the whole time were a man on the tour who kept standing in the way of all the cool stuff and another man...More

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

Hi Chris H, Thanks for coming out to us and great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do find some people can't contain their excitement! Cheers, Dayna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is well worth it. No cameras allowed in the workshop itself but I found it fascinating to see where some of the items from LOTR was made.

Thank staci s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the There and Back Tour to Weta Workshop and was very pleased that we did. The tour guide at the workshop was excellent and really made it interesting with her knowledge of the film making etc. Worth the time and money. You don't even...More

Thank HelenA7172
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Combo Tour of the Weta Workshop and Thunderbird Sets. I thoroughly enjoyed the Weta Cave tour and were awed by the artists' amazing creations and special effects for movies. The tour guide was very entertaining and provided a lot of interesting information....More

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

Hi Bronwyn E, Thanks for coming out to visit us, great to hear you were able to jump on the tours and that you enjoyed them. We do find that a lot of our visitors enjoy the Miniatures Stage tour despite not being familiar with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Weta cave, the mini museum is neat and the souvenirs from the shop were awesome. I went on a tour of the workshop for $25 and it was absolutely wonderful! The man leading the tour works at weta, he was an...More

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

Hi Katie B, Awesome to hear you enjoyed your visit and the tour. See you next time, Dayna

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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