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Explore worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in the making

Immerse yourself in a wildly imaginative and immersive experience that invites guests of all ages, from the curious to the creative, on a thrilling guided journey into a fantastical film effects facility.

Our exciting, realistic, and authentic experience is centred on three fully developed and original film concepts: a nail-biting horror Fauna, a fantasy epic Age of the Ever-Clan and the mind-bending sci-fi Origins. We’ve written the scripts, we’ve storyboarded the scenes, and we’ve gone through the complete world-building and design process - just like we do for our movie clients. All so you can walk through the middle of a film scene as it’s being shot.

Unleashed – Creative Workshops

Weta Workshop Unleashed Artist Studio
Unleashed Artist Workshop Fantasy

After leaving our tour space bursting at the seams with creativity, visit our experienced technicians who run a series of Artist Workshops. Learn the skills used by our own Wētā Workshop crew – our workshops feature the themes of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and give you the opportunity to unleash your creative lunacy upon the world.

Unleashed Events and Updates

Imagine a Fantasy World Bloop

Unleashed wins international innovation award for storytelling

Wētā Workshop Unleashed has been recognised internationally by winning the Blooloop Innovation Award for Storytelling at an online event hosted in London. The award acknowledges the importance of a compelling narrative when it comes to a successful visitor experience.

Imagine a Fantasy World THEA Award

Unleashed has won the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Thea Award.

An international award recognising excellence in theme parks, museums and visitor attractions has been won by Wētā Workshop Unleashed. The prestigious TEA Thea Award is considered one of the greatest honours in the themed experience industry.

20 December

Weta Workshop Unleashed San Diego Comicon Celebrations

Unleashed 1st Birthday Celebrations

It's been a year of many up-and-downs since opening at the end of 2020, but we're going to celebrate our first birthday in style with special deals happening in our Auckland Wētā Cave.

26 December

Weta Cave in Auckland Boxing Day Sales

Boxing Day Sales

A fantastical day of discount and deals at the Wētā Cave in Auckland this Boxing Day, with a sprinkle of magic on all our stock and products. Pop in and see what bargains you can get.

Part one: Scream through a horror film

Weta Workshop Unleashed Scream Through a Horror Scene
Weta Workshop Unleashed Horror Monster

The animatronics and prosthetics department are working on the horror film Fauna. Walk through the workshop and see this 1980’s style horror movie in the making, filled with details on how our ideas are being developed for the film. Visitors who dare, may enter the claustrophobic horror film set, where something lingers in the shadows...

Part two: Imagine a fantasy world

Weta Workshop Unleashed Imagine a fantasy world
Weta Workshop Unleashed Artist Shed

Enter our very own Artists’ Shed, a peaceful haven that shows the process of fantasy world-building through the imaginations of concept artists, who dream up a world designed for the epic movie Age of the Ever-Clan. Step through the curtain and enter their fantastical world….

Part three: Discover a sci-fi adventure

Weta Workshop Unleashed Discover a Sci fi Adventure
Weta Workshop Unleashed Unearth a sci fi adventure robot

It’s time to walk onto a film set of the science fiction adventure movie Origins. Projected light plays across the stage and a stunning light display with an epic sci-fi soundtrack begins. A gigantic robot and epic spaceship immerse you in an atmospheric sci-fi wonder.

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Weta Workshop Unleashed Weta Cave

Wētā Cave

A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and walk away with a Wētā Workshop-made souvenir. Find us in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, right next to the Sky Tower.