The Weta Cave, Wellington

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Film buffs love The Weta Cave, a museum dedicated to the Oscar-winning special effects company that worked on hits like the "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Adventures of Tintin." A short tour provides a look at just how they do it--workshops offer a chance to learn something about the art of prop making. Use our Wellington travel route planner to visit The Weta Cave on your trip to Wellington, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Has expanded recently, but looking a bit bare with exhibits and items for sale. They are doing a sale of some items to clear space for some new pieces to sell. The tour is now $65 for the workshop tou...  more »
  • It was a fun hour listening to one of the Wetas talk about the fascinating projects the team have been involved in over the last 30 years. But don't expect to actually see the people at work. We were ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit if you like movie special effects. Isaac our guide was fun and knew his stuff. We did not realise how many films the stuio has worked on. There is a Thunderbird tour aswell that app...  more »
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  • A stunning trip for a cinephile like me. Highly recommend a combo tour to get close to every aspect of making a great movie. Definitely a “must-do” in Welly. And thank you, Weta studio and all the studios, production companies, for bringing us so many memorable movies!
  • A places that brings our favorite movie stars and scenes to life! The entry to the museum and shop is free. They also screen a documentary on how they use visual effects in movies. Some of their famous ones are Hobbit, Lord of the rings,king kong, avatar.. They have replicas of the props used in the movies as well as huge models and sculptures. They provide workshop and tour as well. Do visit.
  • We debated if we should do this or not and we’re so glad we did. It was fantastic and we loved it. So interesting and fun to see how the magic is made. Don’t climb on the trolls out front (unless you want an awesome photo!!)
  • Detail introduction on movie and TV production. From molding to 3D print. Most areas are no photos but there's always a room with photo opportunities in each tour. Thunderbird behind the scene is incredible, how they preserve the antique feel if the show is also attention to detailed.
  • An absolute must do!! Everyone is super passionate and knowledgeable about all that is Weta! It definitely highlights the drive, creativity and collaboration that goes on behind the scenes.

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