InterCity Weta Workshop Tour

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InterCity Weta Workshop Tour

Tour Details

Get a unique behind the scenes tour of the famous Weta Workshop in Wellington, where movie magic was made for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

Since 1987, the talented folk at Weta Workshop have created award-winning props, costumes, makeup and special effects for local and international TV and movie productions, including Sir Peter Jackson’s famous The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Jump on board for a 2.5 hour cinematic adventure to the Wellington suburb of Miramar - the Weta Workshop 'There and Back Again' tour.

During your tour, Weta crew members will show you the props and models they’ve created from films like The Lord of the Rings, Avatar and District 9. See artists and technicians at work on the tour stage, and if you’re really lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of them working through windows that look directly into the Workshop! You’ll also watch a special film featuring behind-the-scenes secrets and exclusive interviews, and visit the Weta Cave shop with its massive range of unique collectibles and movie merchandise.

After you’ve discovered the secrets of Weta Workshop, hop back on board and travel back along the Miramar Peninsula to downtown Wellington.

This tour lasts 2.5 hours from start to finish and runs four times per day:

  • 9am - 11.30am
  • 10.30am - 1pm
  • 12pm - 2.30pm
  • 1.30pm - 4pm

InterCity day tours are non-refundable. Children aged 14 or under cannot travel on any InterCity Group tour service without an accompanying adult aged 18 or over.

Tour includes

  • Return travel from central Wellington to Weta Workshop
  • Weta Cave Workshop tour
  • See artists at work on the tour stage
  • Special behind-the-scenes film
  • Weta Cave shop
9:00 am, Wellington iSite Corner Victoria & Wakefield, Central City, Wellington
11:30 am, Wellington iSite Corner Victoria & Wakefield, Central City, Wellington

Tour and optional extras