and also for those ones who love cinema. A short visit to the Weta Cave gives the opportunity of knowing more about the work beyond a movie. Short visit, but the entrance is free.More
and also for those ones who love cinema. A short visit to the Weta Cave gives the opportunity of knowing more about the work beyond a movie. Short visit, but the entrance is free.MoreShow less
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This was a amazing tour. We got picked up from the CBD and taken to the workshops where we had a wonderful tour
It was really good and I throughly reccommend it
This was a great visit to see how special effects are created for some of the blockbuster movies and TV shows. It is a bit pricey however for a relatively short visit. The young guide that we had was very knowledgeable and made the visit worthwhile.
It was our third visit. Even if you're not a LOTR fan, this place offers great perspectives on contemporary movie-making. Some of the experience may be a bit intense for younger visitors. For LOTR types, it's mandatory fun!
Honestly the tours were more than we wanted to pay... We came close to jumping on one though. Just wandering the shop, and watching the free film was entertainment enough. Had a great time!
i did the combo tour a few months ago and came back for a second helping. being able to get close to real props is amazing. sadly did not see any artists at work
If you remember the original Thunderbirds as a child you will love going to Weta workshop. Oh, and you will love seeing the Lord of the Rings and other Weta workshop creations. Warren (the "chemist") was quite amusing too.
We went to the Weta cave tour the day before we went to see the Te Papa Gallipoli larger-than-life exhibit. Both were great, but we definitely recommend doing the weta tour before the Te Papa Gallipoli exhibit to see and understand how these scultpures were created. We highly recommend seeing both.
This is an absolute must do for LOTR/Hobbit fans. The guide I had was so knowledgable and passionate about the making of the films and I loved that there were photo opportunities at the end and the chance to get hands on with some props. It's also really easy to get to on the bus from central Wellington. Definitely worth a visit.
the Weta Cave tour presents the special effects and props of various movies that they have worked on. Because the actual movie company "owns" the props, there are actually few props from the Hobbit, etc. that you actually see, let alone touch.
There are 3 parts (as far as I could understand)--the website and tour descriptions are confusing.
"There and Back" means the transportation from the pick-up location to the WETA cave" and back--it does not mean a tour of Hobbit props.
the other two tours available when we went were the general "WETA cave" tour--which describes how various props (e.g. masks, helmets, swords) are made but you don't actually touch a sword, helmet, etc. from the famous movie.
the other tour available was about miniatures--which we didn't take.
While you do gain greater appreciation for the movie/special effects, prop process, it is not much more unique than other movie studio tours.
Save your time and money for the Hobbiton tour (which we also took and was more worthwhile, even with the 1 hr. drive each way)
Took our grown-up sons here ( we have watched LOTR about 30 times lol) Thought it was good value for money. Great host ( Tess). Can ask heaps questions. Get to see how they do some of their amazing work. A great touristy thing to do in Wellington for visitors. What Weta Workshop do is amazing and world class.