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Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour with Transport

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Wellington, New Zealand
Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour with Transport

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, a guided round trip by Weta Workshop! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Weta Workshop, where you’ll explore our Weta Cave Workshop Tour and our Miniature Effects Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go. Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey and you’ll get priority seating to our exclusive documentary. A Weta Workshop crew member will then show you incredible props and costumes from films like The Hobbit and The Chronicles of Narnia, followed by a journey through the amazing miniatures of Thunderbirds Are Go!
  • Don’t worry about whether you have small change for the bus: your guide will pick you up from the conveniently-located Wellington iSite
  • Your guide points out filming sites all over Wellington so you know where to visit next
  • See Weta artists at work and learn from their artists first-hand about how they make their astonishing costumes, sets and special effects
  • Photo opportunity: pose for snaps with Oscar-winning props or artists
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Guided return transfers from i-SITE - live commentary on board
Priority seating to documentary
Professional guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour
Professional guided tour through the Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage
Does not include hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

145 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Depart from i-SITE bus park at 145 Wakefield Street (opposite Amora Hotel)

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Photography is strictly prohibited in all tour spaces, unless specified by the tour guide
  • There is no luggage storage in the Weta Cave or at our tour spaces
  • This tour takes place in a functioning workshop, so it can get a little drafty. We recommend bringing an extra warm layer or two
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them on board and disembark
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Weta Workshop

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour with Transport?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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, Aug 2021
The heaters (lol)as we were sooooo cold in the warehouses !!)The tour guide Anna l think was great.Also our bus driver Garry was fantastic.Extremely helpful and i formative.
Very good
, Jun 2021
I was a very good tour... Enjoyed our tour guide... Great experience. My 12 year old daughter was orr struck and gave us ideas for her future career!
We met the WETA bus near the iSite...
, Apr 2018
We met the WETA bus near the iSite which was very conveniently located. Dean, our driver, provided interesting commentary as we drove There and Back. WETA Studios is located in a residential area and is very modest, yet the work they do there is amazing! We were surprised to find out all the different movies they have worked on - not just Lord of the Rings which they are most notably famous for. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and answered any questions as we went through the studio. Following the first tour at the WETA studios you are taken to a different building for the Thunderbirds tour. We were not familiar with the Thunderbirds TV show, however, the tour was fascinating. The guide was a young man named Tristan. He clearly knew his stuff and was very happy to answer any questions.
This tour was not what I expected...
John W
, Mar 2018
This tour was not what I expected. The exhibits were good and the tour guide knew his job very well. However, standing up for the whole of the tour was a little difficult, in particular for older people. It was overpriced due mainly to the price charged for transportation from the City to the premises. I would not recommend this tour to friends.
What Weta does is amazing. We have...
Dale P
, Feb 2018
What Weta does is amazing. We have been to studio tours, and they are fun. This tour shows the mechanics of how scenes are created. You get up close to armor and things that you swear were real even though you know they are not. You will get a better understanding of how movies are made, and the people that make them. My only complaint would be a feeling of disorganization while going through the various parts of the tour, we had to keep asking What do we do now. That started with the bus, which was just down the street from Isite, but there was no Weta representative at Isite to direct you. Otherwise, would have been 5 stars for sure.

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