Weta Workshop

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Fan Zone
From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, to Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, over the last 25 years Weta Workshop has worked on some of the most popular and influential films in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Weta Cave takes visitors ‘behind the scenes’ into the workshops of New Zealand’s finest artists, digital wizards and film craftspeople. Tours are led by Weta Workshop technicians, rather than superficially scripted tour guides.

“All our team has been involved with Weta Workshop’s creative projects in one way or another,” Head of Toursim Jake Downing says. “One member has been an extra in all three Hobbit films, while another owns almost every collectible that Weta Workshop has ever produced, and another crew member has dressed actors and stuntmen in armour for one of The Hobbit movies. We speak to fans as fans!”

The opening of the ‘Weta Cave Workshop Experience’ in 2014 greatly improved the Weta Workshop experience for large groups. The new custom-built space can cater for groups of up to 100, with Weta working with tour and cruise operators to tailor the product to the needs of visitors.

Learn more: wetaworkshop.com/visit-us/workshop-tours

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