The Weta Cave, Wellington

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  • What a great family experience. It is truly amazing what these guys do with bits of rubbish. The sets for the Thunderbirds series were fantastic to look at up close. Would highly recommend. 
  • A look at how armour, props and characters are made at Weta. This tour takes you through some display areas with windows onto the blacksmith's workshop and CNC/laser cutting area and explains the prop...  read more »
  • The studio that is responsible for the LOTR and Hobbit movies, among many others! There is a studio tour (paid admission) or you can wander around the museum/shop for free. There is even a cute movie ...  read more »
  • Did a tour of the Thurnderbirds Are Go sets. Fascinating getting to understand how everything was made by hand, and tour guide was great with our kids. The Weta shop was *way* too small for the number of people - and this was on a school Monday in middle of Winter! Quite a few interesting bits of merch for sale. Recommended for big fans of Thunderbirds or Hobbit/LOTR
  • Well kind of like a mini museum. As you arrive you're greeted with a trio of trolls from the Lord of the Rings. Then inside in the shop there are suits of armour on display along with merchandise from a few movies they've produced and currently producing. Most of which can be purchased. This is also where you can buy tours to explore the workshops for current movies. At the moment it's Thunderbirds. A few others are available too I think. There is also a short clip available to watch to learn the history of Weta Workshop and Digital how they became what they are today. Make sure you pop up to the counter to ask for the tokens required if you're interested in their history.
  • This has been one of my favourite experiences in New Zealand so far. The tour is well worth the price although simply stepping into the shop area and admiring all of the props is worthwhile as well.
  • Good people (little snippy but understanding), is a bit of a small place with fairly pricy souvenirs, but it is all good stuff. Would have loved to have seen more
  • The tours are good, although there's not a lot to see at the cave itself. On the Thunderbirds Are Go tour you get to see the actual miniature sets they use to make the show. Plus we had a good explanation of how they're made. The tours were almost all booked out when we arrived, so I'd recommend booking ahead, particularly over the summer holidays.
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