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“Too small.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Weta Cave

The Weta Cave
Corner Camperdown Rd & Weka St, Miramar 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-909 4100
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Owner description: The Weta Cave is your gateway to the Weta Cave Workshop Tour in the heart of Miramar, Wellington. Your 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. We are an Endorsed Visitor Activity with Qualmark. 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... Adults: $24 Children 6-12 years: $12 Infants (5 and under): FREE Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $60 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. We also have a free 30 minute behind-the-scenes film that screens throughout the day.
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“Too small.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visited Weta Cave as part of our Lord of the Rings tour. Special effects are very cool but we only got to see a small corner of the complex. The visitor center was packed with interesting items but with two bus loads of people there you could barely move around.

Visited November 2013
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“Best for LOTR lovers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Small, free site near the LOTR Studios outside Wellington. Shows an interesting (but frightening for younger children) video on the special effects done at the studio. Sells gifts but they are very pricey. Parking can be challenging, as well, but the drive around the harbor was a pleasure.

Visited January 2013
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“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We came here twice to see the Cave and the Windows in the Workshop tour. Loved to see the props from movies, and how they make sculptures and pictures for movies. I'll never watch a movie the same again!

Visited November 2013
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“Inspiring snapshot of hobbit land !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a free thing and you may have to queue to get in but if you are a lord of the rings fan then this is a must see spot on your trip to Wellington. You can also pay and see more but. Didn't have time for this.

Visited December 2012
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Weta C, Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Hi there,

Thanks for your review, great to hear your enjoyed the behind the scenes DVD, In terms of the paid experience, did you know that you could book for the tour online via the weta website? Booking in advance greatly reduces any wait times.

Cheers !
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“Unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was a great unique experience in Wellington. Plenty of LOTR and hobbit treasures and the 3 huge trolls in the front yard was amusing.

This was a great 30 mins spent outside of Wellington before we checked into our hotel for the night. We did not do the tour as we were tired from our drive from napier but will do that the next time.

Only gripe is that it is a very small space and it will get crowded when there are more than 10 people in the exhibits.

And not much to buy home as souvenirs, postcards were not very special and we only bought 1 to send home.

Visited November 2013
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Weta C, Manager at The Weta Cave, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thanks for your review, we look forward to seeing you back for the tour
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