Auckland Weta Creative Workshop - Intro into Special Effects

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Highlights & inclusions

60 minute Intro to Special Effects tour
Located at SkyCity in Auckland
Small groups & personalised instruction
Take home Weta's own fake blood recipe
Try your hand at creating prosthetics
Receive a Certificate of Creativity
or 4 payments of $13.57 with more info

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the thrill of the horror genre come to life with the Intro into Special Effects Creative Workshop at Auckland's Weta Workshop in Auckland. As the renowned special effects and prop company behind blockbuster films like The Lord of the Rings and Avatar, Weta Workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of horror movie magic. The creative workshops at the Auckland Weta Workshop are perfect for film buffs, friends and families alike looking to unleash their creativity!

During this immersive experience at Auckland's Weta Workshop, you will have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind some of the most terrifying creatures and special effects in the industry. With support from your Auckland Weta Workshop guide, try your hand at each part of the process, from understanding the effects required to getting your hands dirty and trying out the techniques.

Led by Weta's very own expert artists and technicians, you will witness firsthand the intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating realistic prosthetics, animatronics and gory effects. At the end of your Auckland Weta Workshop instruction, you will even receive Certificate of Creativity and recipe for fake blood to take home with you!

Located in the heart of Auckland, Weta Workshop is a must-visit destination for movie enthusiasts and fans of the horror genre. This workshop allows you to explore the techniques behind props, costumes and models from iconic horror films. From spine-chilling monsters to blood-curdling weapons, you will be captivated by the sheer artistry and innovation that happens behind the scenes.

Whether you are a horror aficionado or simply curious about the art of special effects, the Intro into Special Effects Creative Workshop at the Auckland Weta Workshop promises an unforgettable experience. Book your tour now and discover the dark side of Auckland's Weta Workshop.


What you need to know

  • 60 minute interactive workshop making realistic prosthetic effects
  • This experience departs at 3:50pm, 7 days a week (additional 12:50pm departure every Saturday)
  • This experience is 90 minutes in duration
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Closed Christmas Day
Departure Location
  • This experience is located on level 5 at 88 Federal St, Auckland (opposite the Sky Tower)
Additional Information
  • Minimum age is 12yrs
  • Photography is welcomed, but videography is not allowed
  • Wētā Workshop Unleashed is located on level 5 at 88 Federal St, Auckland (opposite the Sky Tower). We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your booked time - there is lots to explore on the 5th floor
  • We are a quick 10-minute walk from Britomart, Auckland’s central bus and train station, and the Intercity bus terminal is right on our doorstep. For public transport, please refer to the AT website
  • Auckland Explore Bus: You can also jump on the Auckland Explore Bus, where you can hop on and hop-off at some of the city's biggest attractions, including Wētā Workshop Unleashed, as part of the available pass. Check out their website here for details
  • Carparking is available at the SkyCity Main Site. This is Auckland's biggest car park, boasting 1,960 parks accessible from three entries, full-time security and surveillance, and well-lit maintained facilities
Cancellation Policy
  • To cancel an existing booking, please contact +64 4 909 4035 or email with your booking reference and full name
  • Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If cancellation is made within 24 hours of arrival, there is no refund available
  • If cancellation is made within 48 hours of arrival, we will refund 50% of the total booking price
  • If a tour is cancelled by Weta Workshop, we can reschedule your tour to another day that suits you or offer a full refund
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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