The Weta Cave

The Weta Cave

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Harriet and Paul

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant experience, our tour guide was very knowledgeable as he works hands on for the company, telling us great little stories. Well worth a visit if you like films.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Bjorn Nielsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Good tour around the Weta Workshop. We got to see how they do stuff and prepare for movies. The people there are so talented. Great tour.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Margot

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very interesting. Explains how films and accessories are made. Not only for Lord of the Rings fans. Worth its price.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Pierre Landenne

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

As a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings, I had to go there..... A bit disappointed, as all they do is try to take all your money, very expensive, but still worthy to pay for the guided tour.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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MARK CURPHEY

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

No photos are allowed inside this Aladdin's Cave of movie props. You get to hold props from loads of movies and get to learn loads about how they are made and how they are used on set.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dave Ellis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We loved gaining insight to the behind-the-scenes of some of our favourite flicks. Our tour guide was awesome.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sam Taylor

United States

Ranking: 8/10

This tour was brilliant. The guide was full of interesting stories and insight for the making of some of our favourite films.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Simeon Manz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great tour for getting to know the beautiful work of this cool company.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Rose Guillaume

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan so I booked the tour and we were with such incredible people and we saw so many things, yes 10/10!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Selma Franke

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting and impressive, especially for fans of Lord of the Rings.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anthony

France

Ranking: 8/10

Super team, go there if you like the Lord of the Rings - just expensive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Matthew Baker

England

Ranking: 9/10

Was really cool seeing how the props for films were made. The tour guide was full of information and showed a mix of films, not just Lord of the Rings which was refreshing.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Liam King

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great, loved seeing all of my favourite props and replicas and the free video is a must. Don't expect to see lots of prop making in action on the weekends if you do the tour.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Idiart

Argentina

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Only positive, professional costume design, you discover their universe, one of the best things I did in New Zealand.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Thomas Le Buzulier

France

Ranking: 10/10

Really interesting.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Karin Karlsson

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

This is the company who did the weapons, clothes, props to Lord of the Rings. They have also done props for many other movies as well. Really interesting tour with a lot of information about how to make props and such.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hana Rachfalik

Ranking: 10/10

We were on the standard tour and we really enjoyed it. But we are fans of the Lord of the Rings and many more movies that Weta Workshop helped to do, so I cannot be negative.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Flo and Frieda

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting and cool movie equipment. OK price, exhibition area was quite small, the guide seemed a little bored.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Emma Burtscher

Austria

Ranking: 2/10

Little, little museum and King Kong mask were really good, but you have to pay for the tour.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ann-Kathrin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting to see how they produce all the requisites for different movies. Although the tour was a little bit short.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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David Schelensky

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Must-do for Lord of the Rings fans and others. This is the place where they created the figures and animation. You can book a tour and see a film.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Briony

Ranking: 8/10

Good tour for the price, would like it to have lasted all day! Very interesting and very well informed guides.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jan

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Must do for Lord of the Rings fans!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Richard Starkeq

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really awesome workshop, through the studios of really fascinating people. But $20 for 1 hour is a bit overpriced but okay.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Sascha Daub

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Super interesting and totally worth it, did not expect them to create and help with so many movies, $25, quite expensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Robin Ings

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

45 minute tour of the Weta Workshop where Lord of the Rings and many other film props and costumes are designed and made. Interesting but only okay value for $25.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Astrid Egesten

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A fantastic look at how the magic works behind the silver screen. Lovely guides - good stories and a fantastic coffee shop around the corner.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Lukas Dost

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great Lord of the Rings and movie production stuff.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Greg Little

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite spots in Wellington - if you enjoy movies or are a Tolkein fan it is a must. Follow it with a coffee and cake at the Roxy Cinema and lunch at the Chocolate Fish Cafe.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Pierre Planchez

France

Ranking: 9/10

If you are interested in FX and/or the movie industry, this place is really worth the investment. Heaps of 'toys' all around and the guide was funny. Be aware that if your english is not that good it is not worth it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Iana Pauga

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Such a cool place to visit! I only went into the first store part on the way to the airport but I think it was a great thing to do for free!
I definitely want to go back and do the tour!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Hannah Watt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Not that great value for money but still interesting!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jan Legein

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Here we had a look behind the scenes of all the Lord of the Rings movies and others! Fantastic, we could see how they made the swords, the costumes......

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Rhys Williams

England

Ranking: 9/10

Guide was very good, provided in depth insights and enthusiasm, really interesting items. Just wish I could have had a photo with some props.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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James Russell

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting, would have liked to see more.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Herman Schulz

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great to see how they make all the features for the movie.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Dan Lawson

England

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome tour guide, Bridget, made the experience. She really livened ip the whole group and was able to give insight into any aspect of their work people asked about. A great for any modern film fan.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Michal

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

Weta Cave - look into the workshop - great for movie fans. Fantastic look into the prop making process. Our guide was little too hasty, but otherwise helpful.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Clodec

France

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Cloarec Guillaume

France

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of display. Good information about cinema and costume production.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Paul Taylor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Very small museum where you can see props from Peter Jackson films and a DVD showing history of company. Not great, but I did see Peter Jackson on the way there, which was nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Frederick Neilsen

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Fascinating at free entry - worth a visit.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Roshnie

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Behind the scene movie was great and fun to see even for no movie freaks. The selling props are also wonderful to see. Is a bit small.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Frank Claassen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Absolutely a good place to go if you like movies, they worked on Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong and many other movies for the special effects.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Kimberley Mills

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We really enjoyed seeing hot the likes of LOTR and Avatar were filmed and seeing some real film merchandise.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Helen & Laurence

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Small museum and DVD about Weta Workshop. Some props from Lord of the Rings etc. Good if you are interested in the films.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dave van Bergen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Especially the movie 'behind the scenes' is very interesting.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Kathryn Knipe

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Smaller than expected but still fascinating for a Lord of Rings geek like me!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Stefan Morris

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Some cool set pieces from LOTR and a few other recognisable movies. The exhibtion was very small though, they really mean a 'mini-museum'.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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lindam

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic models from the Lord of the Rings. The video shows how the movies were made and all the hard work that goes into them.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2010