Weta Cave Workshop Tour. Tour an exhibition hall of the world’s leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar,' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' among many others.

Weta Cave Workshop Tour - Wellington, New Zealand

Movie Tour
Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Price: Starting from $65.00 per person
Tour an exhibition hall of the world’s leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar,' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' among many others.
Tour an exhibition hall of the world’s leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar,' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' among many others.

Meet at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre to board an air-conditioned minivan that takes you from downtown to the Weta Workshop.

During the 20-minute ride, watch a short video welcome from Richard Taylor, who co-founded Weta with Tania Rodgers, Jamie Selkirk and Peter Jackson in 1987. Your local driver shares facts about Wellington’s history and its role in creating some of the biggest films in the world.

The Weta Workshops team became famous for the sets, costumes, armor, weapons, creatures and miniatures they designed and manufactured for The Lord of the Rings movies. They have also collaborated with Steven Spielberg on The Adventures of Tintin and James Cameron on Avatar.

You'll learn more about how Weta Workshop has collaborated with these famous folks, among others, when you arrive for a behind-the-scenes documentary that include interviews with Taylor and Jackson. Afterward, head back out to meet your guide for a tour of the Weta Cave exhibition space. Get a glimpse into the magic behind the movies as members of the Weta team show off props, models and weapons. During your tour, hear fascinating stories about the history of the company. If you're lucky, you might catch the design and production teams at work when you look through windows that open into the heart of the workshop.

If you want to snap up a memento, browse the on-site gift shop for prop replicas, LOTR art prints, jewelry, and more.

After about two hours, reboard your shuttle for the return trip to downtown Wellington where your tour ends.

 

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