For Movie Fans: The Weta Workshop Tour

For Movie Fans: The Weta Workshop Tour

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If you’re fascinated by the world of cinematography and all that it involves, then you will love Weta Workshop. Observe first hand the work of Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger. See their work in 3D modelling, costumes, set design, electronics, hair, imaging, make-up and prosthetics, weapons and props. See items from movies like Braindead, Xena: Warrior Princess, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia series (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as well as Prince Caspian), Master and Commander and King Kong. Ready for a thrilling hands-on experience? Hire a campervan and plan to take a tour through the Weta Workshop.

The Combo Tour

This is a popular tour due to the fact that you are able to see so much for a great price! You’ll be able to wander inside the Weta Workshop and look through props, costumes, creatures and vehicles that have been used on screen. Get a lesson in practical effects used in movies such as The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Meander through the creative departments and interact with their tools. Get behind the scenes information that hasn’t been heard before! Spot artists at work on current projects. Also as part of the combo tour, you’ll be given access to the miniature stage of the popular television show, Thunderbirds Are Go!

The Full Experience

You’ll be able to experience part of Wellington from a shuttle bus as a guide will point out special landmarks as you return to the Weta Studio. Watch a documentary about the founding of the Weta Group and its founders, Richard Taylor and Peter Jackson. Take a guided tour of the Weta Cave Workshop where you’ll be able to see props, costumes and weapons used on movie sets. You are also granted access to the miniature stage of the television show, Thunderbirds Are Go. Before you leave, be sure to visit the Weta Cave shop to purchase some memorabilia.

The Half Experience

This tour also offers the shuttle bus tour of well known film landmarks of Wellington. You’ll be able to view the documentary of the founding of the Weta Group. Then follow the guide for a tour of the Weta Cave Workshop. Feel free to visit the Weta Cave shop as well to purchase movie merchandise and other collectibles.

The Weta Cave Workshop Tour

On this tour, you’ll be given a tour of the Weta Workshop and see up close movie props, costumes, weapons and vehicles. You’ll also be able to explore the creative department and see how they create their magic. Learn lots about the creative process of manufacturing, filming and producing a feature film!

For those who enjoy the film industry, here is a chance to be a part of something special! Plan your next trip to New Zealand and search for great rental deals on