Behind-the-scenes tour in the magical world of filmmaking
Priority seating to documentary about Weta's creativity
Weta Workshop Crew showcasing real props, costumes & more
Explore miniature sets on Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage
Guided transfers to and from The Weta Cave
About this activity
What's included, what's not
45 minute guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour
45 minute guided Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go
Priority seating to documentary on the origins of Weta's creativity
Roundtrip transportation to and from Weta Studio Tours
Live tour commentary provided in English
Hotel pick up / drop-off
What you can expect
Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again: The Full Experience, 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 the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.
During your convenient transfer from Wellington city to Weta Studio Tours in Miramar, tune in to commentary from your knowledgeable driver, who points out iconic film locations along the way. Once you arrive, claim your priority seat at a screening of a documentary about the origin's of Weta's creativity.
Afterward, an expert crew member will guide you on your tours. From your favourite films to larger-than-life exhibitions: join the Weta Cave Workshop Tour to learn about the practical effects created for The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, the record-breaking _Gallipoli: The scale of our war_and more! Catch a glimpse of artists at work on our tour stage and learn secrets of movie magic.
Then, blast off on the Miniatures Stage Tour, where you'll visit the authentic Thunderbirds Are Go shooting stage and discover the Weta Workshop models built for the popular TV series. Your talented guide will reveal initial concepts and storyboards, then take you through the mammoth miniature environments built for the show. Includes a rare photo opportunity with the Tracy brothers!
Conclude your experience with a transfer back to central Wellington.