Discover imaginary worlds
We imagine. We design. We build.
Wētā Workshop is an award-winning film effects company that service the world’s creative industries. Our crew have worked on many well-known and much-loved films and TV series, such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, King Kong, District 9 and many more.
Our visitor attractions in Auckland and Wellington are our chance to share our creativity with the world, offering visitors up-close personal experiences into the artistry and craftsmanship that happens within our workshop every day.
Wētā Workshop Unleashed – Auckland
An global award-winning movie-making tour. Explore interactive and immersive make-believe film sets, focusing on the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi. It's your chance to get up-close and hands-on with enchanting environments, resident creatures, one hyper-realistic giant, a galactic robot, and much more.
Wētā Workshop – Wellington
From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to District 9: learn about the making of props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and, if you're lucky, catch an artist at work on our tour stage.
We make cool stuff.
Wētā Workshop has catapulted onto the world stage, thanks in part, to the creation of sets, costumes, armour, weapons, creatures, miniatures and more for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. From the sweeping landscapes of Middle-earth to the lush forests of Pandora in the movie Avatar, we’ve since gone on to design imaginary worlds for many more blockbuster films and TV shows. But don’t take our word for it, visit us, and experience our magic for yourself.
What a visit to Wētā Workshop looks like
We have many cool and interesting ways in which you can get involved and look behind the scenes at what we do here at the workshop. Take a tour through our Wellington experience or go on a wildly immersive adventure through our latest attraction, Unleashed, in Auckland. Let us take your creativity to a whole new level. As well as world-renowned public tours and experiences, we offer a series of creative workshops where our technicians take you through the process of making cool stuff, just like we do for the film industry. Throughout the year we also host a series of special themed events - stay tuned to our social media channels to find out what’s on.