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“Unbelievable!”
Review of The Weta Cave

The Weta Cave
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Weta Cave is your gateway to two incredible film-making experiences in Wellington, New Zealand. From Lord of the Rings to Avatar: our Weta Cave Workshop Tour reveals how we make the props, costumes, creatures and models from your favourite films. Ever wanted to visit a real shooting stage? Blast off on our Miniatures Stage Tour to see the unbelievable Weta Workshop models and miniatures built for the popular TV series, Thunderbirds Are Go! A cavern of creativity, the Weta Cave shop also boasts collectibles designed by the artists 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It's great to see in how many movies the 'Weta-Team' helped! It's absolutely worth it visiting the cave, there are so many interesting things to see and explore!

I'd recommend doing the Standard Tour (1h/$28) If you're interested in how they made the miniature movie "Thunderbirds", do the extended Tour (2h/$45)!
(There are longer, more expensive tours available).

You'll get a detailed picture of how Weta works and how they create all their amazing effects and stuff for the movies!

Loved it!

Thank Mauri M
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

A really interesting place to visit as you get to see how they create all those wonderful special effects and miniature models. It's amazing to see how it all works!

Thank jgrob3
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I really warm recommend this place. We are feel well, all the time.Very interesting and we have fun in there. They are very awesome.

Thank bdvera77
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We did the combo tour with the weta workshop and Thunderbirds are go tour. Both tours are well worth it, even walking round the gift shop is worth it. Also watched the video, informative.

Thank JaneneKerry
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WetaStudioTours, Guest Relations Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi JaneneKerry,

Sounds like you made the most of all we have to offer at Weta Studio Tours!

Cheers for visiting,
Emma

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We went to 2 tours this week (miniature stage for thunder birds stage and the Weta cave workshop tour). They were both great and was surprised that they talked about so much about what movies etc they have been involved in. like previous reviews dress warm as its rather cold in the sheds.

Thank Julez M
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