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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  • The "Museum" no entrance fee, is a souvenir shop with higher prices but also more. We were somewhat disappointed by the booked tour. We had hoped for more insight.
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  • Went through several rooms during our tour. Interesting to hear what the studio has worked on vs. just LOTR/Hobbit movies. Didn't get into too much detail on the creative process - which would have be...  more »
  • It's great to see in how many movies the 'Weta-Team' helped! It's absolutely worth it visiting the cave, there are so many interesting things to see and explore! I'd recommend doing the Standard Tour ...  more »
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  • I love some Weta films and was very excited to do the workshop tour. You don't actually see the workshop, just a guided tour of a museum within the workshop showing stuff they've made and the process of making them. It's good, but not what I expected. They do make amazing stuff but it's not really a workshop tour.
  • 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!
  • The workshop tour is amazing i which you can touch some of the props and talk to the artists. Thank you for the lovely guide Sammy. We have a great afternoon. Don’t forget to explore the theater, lovely story of Weta
  • 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.
  • NZ should be very proud of Weta. This is one amazing tour and a must do when in Wellington. I am a huge LOTR myself and was quite emotional to see the care and craft they put into the movies and everything they do. Amazing! I did both the guided tour to the workshop and the Thunderbirds Are Go miniature set. I already want to come back!
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