Wētā Workshop Unleashed - Tour

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A global award-winning movie-making tour.

Online price from $65
1hr 30mins
(PG) Parental guidance recommended



Experience Wētā Workshop Unleashed at SkyCity in Auckland. A 90 minute movie-making tour where you 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, hyper-realistic giants, a galactic robot, and much more.

Be Unleashed. Your 90-minute guided experience includes:

Part 1: Horror

The animatronics and prosthetics department are working on the horror film Fauna. Visitors who dare, may enter the claustrophobic horror film set, where something lingers in the shadows..

Part 2: Fantasy

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 3: Sci-fi

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 intergalactic soundtrack begins. A gigantic robot and epic spaceship immerse you in an atmospheric sci-fi wonder.


Wētā Workshop Unleashed is located on level 5,
88 Federal Street, Auckland (opposite the SkyTower)

We recommend arriving 10 minutes prior to your tour departure

For public transport options, please refer to the AT website.

Before you book:

  • Have a look at our frequently asked questions,
  • Wētā Workshop Unleashed includes some horror elements. These may be spooky for children, or unsuitable for guests with medical conditions aggravated by fright, stress, or lights.
  • If you have any concerns please contact [email protected] before your tour departs.
  • Guests with sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) are welcome to bring their own comfort tools.
  • If you have special requirements, please contact us to chat with our crew.

We strongly recommend booking online in advance, we cannot guarantee on-the-day availability.

For groups of 15 people or more, please check out our Groups and Events.

Please see our cancellation policy and terms and conditions before your visit.


Such a great experience, your staff are so lovely, knowledgeable and helpful. From start to finish we had the best time and this was our second visit, but this time we bought friends along with us, and I would come again ! You do an amazing jo

JENNY B 6th June 2024 Yonder Reviews

A really great experience. I went here after i had visited Weta Cave a few weeks earlier, and the experiences were so different but both amazing. The guide was so energetic and fun, they knew a lot about everything, and could basically answer every question anyone asked. It was definitely a busy day that i was there, but they could handle it easily, I do recommend getting tickets ahead of visiting, to make it easier for yourself. You get a tour through the making of a few movies that have not (yet) been produced. You could touch basically everything, and move some of the animatronics as well. It was scary at some points, which in my opinion just made it more fun, but it is definitely recommendable for people of every age. It was a very mindblowing and insane thing to see, there was so much variety of cool stuff going on, I'm sure that if I would go again, I would see a lot of stuff i didn't see before.

LINDSAY L 19th June 2024 Google Reviews

We had Kiki as our guide! She was great! Super high energy! Absolutely loved the tour so interesting and great inspiration for my creativity! I definitely recommend this tour if you are looking for something creative to do. It was the highlight of our trip to Auckland!

VVIXX L 28th May 2024 Google Reviews