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Dive head-first into a world of creativity with Weta Workshops two tours – the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour .

Guided from start to finish you’ll gain epic 2 hour insight into Weta Workshop’s creativity for blockbuster films & hit television shows.

What to expect:

Explore props, costumes, and cool stuff

From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and catch an artist at work on our tour stage.

Enter our world of miniatures and modelmaking

Discover the filmmaking technique of miniature effects and learn how they are built for hit TV and film productions. Wander through monumental miniatures from Thunderbirds Are Go and see how we fit an entire island, cityscape and mansion under one roof!

Explore the Wētā Cave retail store

A cavern of creativity in its own right! Explore our retail shop full of collectables, books, swords, games, merchandise and more, and a look through our mini-museum.


Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Weta Workshop is one of Chuffed’s most popular recipient choices. And we love have having this option which demonstrates and inspires people on how little old New Zealand can deliver on the world stage! So from our point of view – this is an exceptional experience. And the kids will love it!

Family visit to Weta Workshop Experience

2 Hours

$179 NZD

Lose the family in a world of creativity with the Weta Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour – and get a full insight into the world of movie special effects making.

Experience provided by

Weta Workshop Wellington

Important Information
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Must be booked in advance
  • City Pick Up & Drop off may be able to be arranged
  • Please email with your voucher code, and preferred date & time for your tour
  • Please note: there is a 500m walk between the two tour spaces. If you have mobility issues and are concerned about the walk, please contact our bookings team.
  • Tours frequently sell out, particularly during peak season (Oct-April). We strongly recommend booking in advance
  • Photography is strictly prohibited whilst in our tour spaces.
  • On-street parking is free but can get busy.
  • There is no luggage storage in the Wētā Cave or within our tour spaces.

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