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Gain an epic insight into Weta Workshop’s creativity for blockbuster films & hit television shows with their two incredible tours. After working up an appetite, return to the city and taste the best of Aotearoa’s cuisine at Karaka Café on the waterfront.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 45-minute Weta Cave Workshop Tour: 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.
  • 45-minute Miniature Effects Tour: 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!
  • Kai (lunch) on the waterfront: Two-course lunch with a New Zealand soft drink at Karaka Café; menu includes dishes unique to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Vegan options available!
  • Guided return transfers: Journey from Wellington City to Weta Workshop in your dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks during your 20min journey.
  • Explore the Weta Cave retail store: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and watch a documentary on the history of Weta Workshop’s creativity.


The Full Weta Workshop Experience & Wellington Waterfront Kai (Lunch)

4 Hours 30 Minutes

$299 NZD

Lose yourself in a world of creativity with the Weta Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour – then enjoy a delicious 2 course meal at Karaka Cafe on Wellington Waterfront

Experience provided by

Weta Workshop Wellington

Important Information
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Must be booked in advance
  • City Pick Up & Drop off included: Departure/return: The bus park opposite the Amora Hotel, 145 Wakefield Street. Just up the road from the Wellington i-SITE bus stop [See Map]. We recommend arriving at the pick-up point 15 min before your booked departure time.
  • 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.
  • Lunch at Karaka Cafe is included, vegan options available


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