Who We Are
Wētā Workshop is a five-time Academy Award-winning creative design and practical effects company that services the world’s creative industries.
We’re also a hub of creativity with a diverse and passionate crew who love making cool stuff!
Our tours are our chance for us to share that with you.
Our Wētā Workshop tour guides are storytellers first, tour guides second. Sure, it’s our job to get you from A to B – but where’s the fun in that? Our mission is to take you on an epic journey through the imagination. We’ve got all sorts of tools at our disposal: first-hand anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories, movie effects secrets, tips, tricks, and more. Just as each tour guide is unique, so too is every tour!
More than simply giving you an insight into our creative process, Wētā Workshop tours are our opportunity to share our passion and love for what we do, with you. We’re privileged to have you along for the ride.
On 15th December 2020, we opened the doors of our new Auckland attraction Wētā Workshop Unleashed, a fantastical film effects experience! We invented three original movie concepts to showcase how physical effects and props are imagined and then created for the movies. At Unleashed, guests are invited to experience a world where the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred.