Anniversary Tour: A Celebration of Middle-earth

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1st, 2nd & 3rd December 2023

Online price from $59
2 hours
Ages 12+

20 years on from one of cinema's greatest achievements, the release of the third and final movie of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, "The Return of the King", we're thrilled to invite you to a one-of-a-kind celebration of the making of Middle-earth.

A special anniversary tour

Deemed an unfilmable trilogy of books, Peter Jackson, Wētā Workshop, and a cohort of creatives set out to bring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings to the big screen.

For seven and a half years, our team worked to bring this mûmakil sized task to fruition, crafting costumes, armour, weapons, sets, miniatures, creatures and much more.

Now, we want to share the same care and creativity we put into crafting these films with you. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the making of Middle-earth with Wētā Workshop, with a tour delving into the behind-the-scenes stories of the epic trilogy.

What to expect

A Celebration of Middle-earth.

2 hours with a 1.5 hour tour

Your guide will bring unparalleled passion to your experience – join them as you delve into the stories of how Wētā Workshop helped bring Middle-earth to life in what is now cinematic history.

Following this, you’ll receive an exclusive anniversary gift, a unique photo opportunity and time to browse our retail experience.

Where to go


Your experience will start at the 129 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington, 6022.

Please allow enough time to find a carpark, as spaces are limited. 

Additional information

  • Photography is strictly prohibited whilst in our tour spaces.
  • On-street parking is free but can get busy. Please allow ample time to find a park.
  • There is no luggage storage in the Wētā Cave or within our tour spaces.
  • Weta Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible.

For our cancellation policy and terms and conditions please see here.