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Let your imagination run wild

Immerse yourself in a wildly imaginative 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 complete world-building and design. Dive into a world of the imagination as you explore filmmaking up close.

Unleashed – Creative Workshops

Weta Workshop Unleashed Creative Workshop
Weta Workshop Unleashed Creative Workshop Horror

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.

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.