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Weta Workshop, Wellington

What is the Experience?
The Weta Cave brings you face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies, including The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies.

Step behind-the-scenes learn about how Weta brought their incredible stories to life, and get inspired by the creativity, imagination and processes that go into crafting the art of Weta.

Please keep in mind that many of the projects that Weta Workshop has been involved in do contain scenes and special effects work that may not be suitable for sensitive people.

Guided tours run from 10am to 5pm. Tours take approx 45 minutes.

Where is it located?
The Weta Cave is located in Miramar at the south-eastern end of Wellington - New Zealand’s capital city. You can access the Weta Cave from the Corner of Camperdown Road and Weka Street.

Who would enjoy this?
If you love The Lord of the Rings or Hobbiton Movies and have an interest in how movie worlds are created. The Weta Cave will let you discover the people behind the creativity and special effects of some of the top movies in the world.

Interesting Fact
Weta workshops is now a world-leading design and effects service, but it all started out in the backroom of a flat in Wellington in 1987! The founders first stepped into the public light in 1988 and they won their first awards in 1993 for ‘Best physical Effects’ but their big break was in 2002 when they won their first BAFTA for ‘Best Make-up’ for the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.