Weta Cave (1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington 6022) – here, one can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Weta Workshop and the impressive work created within, on a guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour. Visitors will see some of the props and models they’ve created over the years and learn about the processes they use to make the cool stuff used in Hollywood films!
In the Weta Cave, visitors will gain an exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Weta including interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk.
Come face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies in their mini-museum, and read the stories of how they were brought to life and learn about the artists who created them. Along with the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” series, Hollywood films that have gotten special effects work at Weta include “Avatar”, “District 9”, “Elysium”, “Chronicles of Narnia”, “Godzilla”, “Van Helsing”, “Adventures of Tintin”, “Amazing Spiderman 2”, “Man of Steel (Superman)”, and many others.
Tour times: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm (each tour is 2 ½ hours long). Admission: $65 (adult), $40 (children ages 6-12). Visitors are strongly advised to book such tours weeks, of not months in advance – especiall between October and April. Such bookings can be conducted through their website: https://wetaworkshop.com