Tour a dedicated area of one of the world's leading special effects studios at Weta Workshop, a must-see destination for The Lord of the Rings fans visiting New Zealand. You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours in Miramar, where you'll get right up close to the props, weapons, costumes and creatures crafted for The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, District 9 and more!
Meet at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre to start your journey in a dedicated shuttle that takes you to Weta Studio Tours. Your knowledgeable driver will highlight iconic Wellington film sites as you journey to Miramar. On arrival at the Weta Cave, snap photos with our life-sized sculptures, wander through our mini museum, and take a seat for our exclusive documentary, which includes interviews with Richard Taylor and Peter Jackson. A Weta Workshop crew member will then guide you on a tour through a converted area of the Workshop. Get up close to the props, costumes and creatures from films like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and District 9. Hear our tales of filmmaking, see artists working on our tour stage, and learn secrets of movie magic! Conclude your journey with a return shuttle to central Wellington. To see even more epic stuff, consider our There and Back Again: FULL EXPERIENCE, to enjoy a second filmmaking tour for only $20 extra (available for purchase on Viator).