Weta Workshop

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Monday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Tuesday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Wednesday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Thursday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Friday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Saturday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

Sunday8:45 am – 6:15 pm.

1 Weka Street, Miramar

04 909 4035

Located just outside of Wellington city in Miramar lives Weta Workshop. Housed in a 65,000 square foot space, this multi-award winning design and effects studio helps directors and producers from all over the world turn their film scripts into major international blockbusters.

As  gateway into filmmaking creativity, you’ll get to see their handiwork in the likes of The Hobbit, King Kong and Avatar (to name but a few), or you can get up close and personal with them on a Weta tour. The 45 minute guided tour of the studio, manufacturing space and the famous Weta Cave is pretty busy, so it's worth booking ahead. There's also the option of transport from the central city.

You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into treasure such as the many Oscars on display in the conference room and the opportunity to learn about the artistry and creativity behind making a blockbuster trilogy like Lord of the Rings with everything from movie effects, armour and weapons to creatures and costumes. 

Words by Grace Hall & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

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1 Weka Street, Miramar

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