Weta Workshop Tours, Wellington

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Weta Workshop Tours

Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences in Wellington, New Zealand.  Join us on a journey from Middle-earth to Tracy Island and beyond as you explore 20 years of award-winning creativity! CLICK HERE to stay up to date with Weta Workshop Special Events.

Studio Tours

The Weta Studio Tours Combo

Includes two immersive filmmaking tours

45-minute guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour

  • Step inside a converted area of Weta Workshop, where we house props, costumes, creatures and vehicles created for the big screen.
  • Learn how Weta Workshop designs and manufactures practical effects for films like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and Ghost in the Shell.
  • Wander through Manufacture Alley, interacting with tools of the trade and examples of artistry from our creative departments.
  • Your guide, a Weta Workshop crew member, will spill behind-the-scenes secrets from the Workshop floor!
  • See artists at work on our tour stage.

45-minute guided Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go

  • Explore the huge miniatures crafted by Weta Workshop for the popular television show!
  • Check out original storyboards and concept art.
  • Learn the secrets behind what it takes to bring the world of Thunderbirds Are Go to the small screen.
  • Rare photo opportunity in a Thunderbirds Are Go set, made by Weta Workshop exclusively for the tour!

PRICE

Adults: $45
Children 6-12 Years: $20
Infants 0-5 Years: Free (please make sure to include your infant when booking)
Family (2 adults + 2 children): $120

There and Back Again - The Full Experience

Enjoy the incredible creativity on offer at Weta Studio Tours with There and Back Again: The Full Experience – our two most popular tours with return transfers included! Guided from start to finish, you’ll get an incredible insight into Weta Workshop’s creativity for film & television.

Your tour includes

  • Guided return transfers – Journey from central Wellington to Weta Studio Tours in a dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks along the way!
  • The famous Weta Cave shop – Home to an incredible range of Weta-designed collectibles and movie merchandise. While you're here snap photos with our life-sized sculptures and check out the mini museum.
  • Priority seating to documentary – Take a seat in the Weta Cave to learn about the history of the Weta Group and hear from our co-founders, Richard Taylor and Peter Jackson.
  • 45-minute guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour – Get up close to the props, weapons and costumes crafted for The Lord of the RingsDistrict 9The Chronicles of Narnia and more.
  • 45-minute guided Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go – Check out authentic Weta Workshop miniatures and learn how a TV show is brought to life!

Price

Adults: $85
Children 6-12 Years: $50 (must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older)
Infants 0-5 Years: Free (please make sure to include your infant when booking)

Total Duration 4 hours (approx.) from departure to final drop-off.

Weta Cave Workshop Tour - Join the Weta Workshop crew on our exclusive Weta Cave Workshop Tour: a unique behind-the-scenes look at how Weta Workshop helps craft some of the world’s biggest films! We can’t take you inside the Workshop itself, but you can be sure we’ll get you as close as possible to where imaginary worlds come to life.

Price

Adults: $28
Child 6-12 Years: $13
Infants 0-5 Years: Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): $72

Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds are Go - Visit the authentic Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage and discover the genuine Weta Workshop props, models and miniatures behind the popular TV series on a tour guided by our experienced crew. Nobody knows these incredible miniatures like we do!

Price

Adults: $28
Child 6-12 Years: $13
Infants 0-5 Years: Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): $72

There and Back Again Guided Transfer - Weta Studio Tours’ There and Back Again is a unique behind-the-scenes wander through the world of Weta Workshop. Guided from start to finish, There & Back Again begins and ends at the Wellington i-SITE and is the perfect option for visitors who require transport.

Price

Adults: $65
Children 6-12 Years: $40 (must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older)
Infants 0-5 Years: Free (please make sure to include your infant when booking)

An Evening with Weta and Coco - An evening of inspiring stories and fine food awaits as you journey from the Wellington CBD to Weta Studio Tours where you’ll enjoy an extended Weta Cave Workshop Tour. Afterward, head to CoCo at the Roxy for a delicious three-course meal in the Grand Lobby, concluding with a night drive back to central Wellington. 

Price

Adults: $145
Children 6-12 Years: $75 (must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older)

About Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning design studio and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries.

The team at Weta Workshop engages in projects from the earliest stages of technical analysis and creative design through to manufacture across all departments and final delivery on set to anywhere in the world.  Drawing on more than 27 years of filmmaking experience, five-times Oscar-winning Design and Effects Supervisor Richard Taylor is intimately involved in all projects from concept through to delivery.

Our Portfolio of Work

Although best known for the company's design and effects work on award-winning film projects, including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin, Elysium and The Hobbit Trilogy, Weta Workshop now has a creative portfolio that spans a large number of other blockbuster movies and gaming properties including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and DOTA 2.

Our Facility & Services

Weta Workshop is a 65,000 square foot multi–disciplinary facility.  Housed under one roof is the equipment, infrastructure and capacity to create anything from hand-made weapons, costuming, make-up effects and creature suits through to full-scale tanks, aircraft, miniatures of any scale and vehicle construction.  Weta Workshop also has a 22 person creative design team capable of delivering on a creative brief to bring to life any project to world class standards. 

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21 Camperdown Rd
Miramar
Wellington 6022

Phone: +64 4 909 4000

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