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Take a peek behind the scenes and tour parts of the studio where physical effects for The Lord of the Rings, District 9, King Kong and more are made! You'll get up close to movie memorabilia, props and collectibles and hear what it's liked to create models and props for big Hollywood movies.
Ever wanted to find out what it's like to create props and costumes for big Hollywood movies? Now you can! Join the staff at Weta Workshop, one of the world's most famous physical effects studios. Situated in Miramar Peninsula, the location of Sir Peter Jackson's film production empire, Weta Workshop is home to a talented team of physical effects creators and makeup whizzes. This is the place where the magic happens! Over the years the team have worked on a plethora of big Hollywood films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit franchise, District 9, Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049 and many, many more!
The tour begins with a screening of a documentary that features interviews with the founders of Weta Workshop, experts in the industry; Richard and Tania Rodger. Then it's onto the Weta Cave Workshop Tour, here you'll get to meet team members who share their stories about working on their favourite props and weapons plus you'll learn about their creative process. Catch a glimpse of creativity in action, with artists at work on our tour stage. You'll also be able to visit the Weta Cave shop, the studio's retail shop for a browse of their huge collection of movie memorabilia, which is available to purchase! Returning back to Wellington is easy; just jump back on the shuttle bus and you'll be driven back to the CBD.
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This tour runs with a maximum 20 people.
Weta Studio Tours is located in Miramar, Wellington.