The Weta Cave Workshop Tour

The Weta Cave Workshop Tour is a movie based visitor experience in the heart of Miramar, Wellington. A 45 minute guided tour starts and finishes in the famous Weta Cave and provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop.

The story of the creative process is told by members of the talented crew from the workshop floor, using the props, models and weapons they helped make for the movies. They may even reveal some of the secrets behind the movie magic...

Through a number of windows opened into the heart of Weta Workshop, you can actually see the work being done inside one of the world’s leading concept design and physical effects manufacturing operations.

The Weta Cave Shop

A cavern of creativity in its own right, The Weta Cave Shop boasts a range of limited edition sculptures, hand-crafted by the artists at Weta, unique Weta designed clothing, jewellery and books.

Exclusive Movie

Screening every 30 minutes, our exclusive behind-the-scenes film features interviews with Weta Workshop co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk. Entry to the Weta Cave Shop and video screening is FREE!

There & Back Again

Join us for a round-trip journey out to the Weta Cave from the Wellington i-SITE.

Dedicated ‘There and Back Again’ shuttles will take you from the centre of Wellington out to Miramar to experience everything the Weta Cave has to offer Including tickets to the Weta Workshop Tour space and guaranteed seats to the Weta Cave’s exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary, the tour is the perfect option for visitors without transport.

  • Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours
  • Departure: Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm
  • Tickets: Adult $65, Children (6 to 12 yrs.) $40

Online Booking Form

Book online

Opening Hours

7 days 9 AM - 5.30 PM | First tour: 10 AM - Last tour: 5 PM
Closed Christmas Day.


Adults: $24
Children 6-12 years: $12
Infants (5 and under): FREE
Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $60


Phone: +64 (0)4 909 4100
Address: 1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington

Large Groups

Groups of more than 20 requiring an invoice please fill in our Group Booking Form

Terms and Conditions

We strongly recommend booking online in advance, especially during our peak season between October and April. Please note we cannot take phone bookings.

Adults are persons 13 years of age and older. Children are persons 6-12 years of age. Infants are persons 5 years of age and younger. Children and infants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You MUST arrive 15 minutes before your tour is due to start or your place on the tour may be sold to customers in store. We recommend you book at least one day in advance of your visit. Maximum number of visitors per tour is 20. Please note there is no photography allowed on The Weta Cave Workshop Tour.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation or changes are 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. We do not offer refunds or other compensation if you are late and miss your tour. If a tour cannot go ahead due to unforeseen circumstances caused on our end we will organise a refund.

Changes to an existing booking

If you need to amend an existing booking, please contact us via email at least 24 hours before your tour and state your booking reference, name and date of your original booking. Please allow 2 hours for a response during Weta Cave opening hours. All changes are subject to availability.

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