Weta Cave There and Back Again Tour

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4.52 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

2.5 Hour guided tour
Departing Wellington i-SITE
Available throughout the day
See special effects come to life
Lord of the Rings, Hobbit & more
Exclusive behind- the-scenes film

What you can expect

Get a firsthand look at some of the movie magic with a tour of Wellington's Weta Cave Workshop, where Peter Jackson's Hobbit & more come to life! This multi Academy Award winning company has been responsible for some of the world of movie's most impressive special effects, from famous NZ staples such as the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as other famous feasts for the eyes such as Avatar and District 9. On this 2.5 hour guided tour departing Wellington i-SITE, you'll get an exclusive insight into the creativity and technology at play to make such incredible visual feats take place on the screen. This "There and Back Again" tour showcases the best of this fabled exhibition space, with visitors able to learn about some of the processes used to make all this cool stuff of dreams a reality in a guided tour starring Trolls, Gollum and more. If you're a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, or simply interested in special effects, you'll love your time at the Weta Cave - so book yourself a guided tour online today!


What you need to know

  • 2.5 Hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Pick up and drop off from Wellington i-SITE
  • Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours
  • You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore a dedicated area of Weta Workshop
  • Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey. On arrival, snap photos with our sculptures, wander through our props showcase, and browse our retail shop
  • Your ticket guarantees seating to our behind-the-scenes documentary
  • A Weta Workshop crew member will then guide you on a tour through the props and costumes from The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and more
  • Tours depart Wellington i-SITE at 9.15am, 10.15am, 12.45pm and 1.45pm (subject to availability)
  • 2.5 hours (approx.) from departure to final drop-off
Additional Information
  • Filming, photography and recording is PROHIBITED within the Weta Cave Workshop Tour space
  • No refunds or other compensation if you are late and miss your tour
  • Children must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older
Cancellation Policy
  • To cancel an existing booking, please contact us on +64 4 909 4035 or email bookings@wetaworkshop.co.nz 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

Recent reviews

4.52 reviews

It was a great experience

It was a great experience. The tour is quick and I wish they would allow taking pictures inside, but if you like cinema you must love it. The shuttles bus driver was very nice, and gave us a lot of extra information, that if I would have gone by car would not have had. So I recommend it!

Sara Garcia Torras almost 5 years ago

Pretty awesome experience

Pretty awesome experience, especially if you love movies. Not only have they created the scene and props for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies, but also many other films that we have grown up. An experience I would and already have recommended to friends and family. The staff are very knowledgeable about the products too!

Anita Thomas almost 6 years ago

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