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The Weta Cave
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Weta Cave Workshop Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Qualmark endorsed Weta Cave is your gateway to two immersive film-making experiences on the Miramar Peninsula: Our Weta Cave Workshop Tour provides a unique peek behind-the-scenes through windows into our Workshop. Our story of film-making creativity is told by members of our crew on a tour full of authentic props, models and weapons from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogies, and more. They may even reveal a few of the secrets behind the movie magic! Step onto a live shooting stage for our guided Thunderbirds Are Go Behind-The-Scenes Experience. This journey into our latest handcrafted world, reveals the authentic set pieces, props, and models that bring to life this contemporary retelling of the beloved TV classic. FAB. A cavern of creativity, the Weta Cave shop also boasts sculptures made by the filmmakers at Weta Workshop, prop replicas, apparel, jewellery, books and more. While you’re here, take a seat for a free film about the history of film-making on the Miramar Peninsula. It screens throughout the day. Ticket prices for either the Weta Cave Workshop Tour or Thunderbirds Behind the Scenes Tour: Adults: $25, Children 6-12 years: $12, Infants (5 and under): FREE, Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $60
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We loved the troll statues in the garden, great photos from here and was a fun place to visit. Tour was really interesting and a great price.

Thank Nikki H
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

$20.00 for a great tour to learn about special effects , this worked great to visit before going north to see the Hobbiton movie set. The staff is from all around the world. our guide was form South Africa.was knowledgeable and funny.
well done guys.

Thank capthonor
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

No movie buff should leave Wellington without visiting Miramar's Weta Cave.Small but perfectly formed...and free too! Although you can pay for a guided glimpse behind the scenes at one of the worlds most famous special effects studios; many will be happy just to browse a selection of movie collectables and memorabilia and watch a short movie with highlights of many of the films that have made Weta famouse. Two thumbs up!! Can get busy if your visit coincides with scheduled stop for for mini coach tours visiting movie locations in the area.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We prepped ourselves before our visit by watching all the Lord of the Rings movies so it was all fresh in our minds. The items in the cave were amazing to see with the images still so vivid for us. There is a lot of detail in the items in The Cave which means you could be wandering through for some time, but it is quite small and packed when folks are waiting for their tours to start.

The tour of the studio was a creative person's heaven! Matt, our guide, showed us how props went from concept to creation, the tools used to create some of the props and discussed an enormous amount about movie making, movie history, and special effects. Plus he cracked the best dad jokes! The tour is not expansive of the facility, but they cover a lot of cinematic ground in a small space. We loved the tour and could have stayed all day discussing the ins and out of what they do there, and our 8 and 11 year olds were just as captivated.

Thank ziggiau
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

small shop full of movie memorabilia by weta digital which can be purchased. life sized characters are very photogenic

Thank Chris A
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