Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book in advance?
Our tours fill up fast, so we strongly recommend booking at least 3 days in advance.
Our busiest periods are October-April (peak season), school holidays, and New Zealand public holidays.
How do I book my ticket?
Online: Click here to book. To reserve your spot, payment is required at the time of booking.
In-store at the Weta Cave: 1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington. We accept NZD cash or payment via most major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, UnionPay & Alipay).
To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking 3 days in advance.
Do you offer discounts for students, Gold Card holders, caregivers or groups?
Sorry – we do not offer discounts at this time. We suggest booking our Combo Tour, which includes both of our flagship tours for a special discounted price.
Special rates may be available to school groups of 20+ people, at our off-site group tour space. Please contact us for more information.
We do consider discounts for caregivers and may request suitable supporting documentation or identification, such as a caregiver ID/documentation or a medical note.
Can I buy a gift voucher for the tours?
Yes, we have tour & workshop vouchers available. These can be purchased in-store at the Weta Cave, or contact us for details.
Where can I visit the Hobbiton Movie Set?
Experience the magic of Hobbiton Movie Set As you continue your journey through New Zealand, experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, nestled in the rolling hills of the Waikato. Hobbiton is the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Book your tour online now www.hobbitontours.com
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
All Weta Workshop Tours tour spaces are wheelchair friendly. An accessible car park is available on Weka Street, closest to the main entrance to the Weta Cave, for vehicles displaying a current mobility parking permit.
Please note, our Tours & Special Packages with bus transfers are not suitable for wheelchairs.
We are continually improving and enhancing our experiences to ensure we can cater for as wide an audience as possible. This includes visually and hearing-impaired visitors, too. We currently hold a silver Be Accessiblerating.
If you have special requirements, please contact us to chat with our team.
Can I bring my bags?
Small bags are permitted on all tours. However, there is no luggage storage in the Weta Cave or at our tour spaces for suitcases, backpacks etc.
Will I get to see Weta Workshop artists working?
We endeavour to feature artists at work on our tour stage during the Weta Cave Workshop Tour. However, sometimes this is not possible due to important project deadlines. We appreciate your understanding, should this be the case.
Will I get to walk through Weta Workshop?
Due to the confidential nature of our film work, unfortunately, we can’t take guests through the Workshop itself. But here’s the good news: we’ve updated our Weta Cave Workshop Tour to include an interactive showcase of our creative departments, so you can experience what it’s like behind closed doors!
Can I take photos?
Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited on tour. Though you’re welcome to take photos in and around the Weta Cave shop and entrance, so snap away with Gollum and the trolls!
Where does my tour depart from?
Most of our tours depart from the Weta Cave shop at 1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington. Refer to your booking confirmation for instructions.
How do I get to the Weta Cave?
Our tours depart from the Weta Cave at 1 Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington.
Miramar is located a 15-20min drive from Wellington city center.
- Book a tour with return transfers: Many of our tours include guided return transfers from the Wellington city i-SITE
- Drive and Park: On-street parking is free but limited. Please allow ample time to find a car park. Here's a map to help you find a space!
- Public transport: Catch the 18e bus to stop 6240 on Darlington Road. From there it’s a short stroll to the Weta Cave. Please refer to the Metlink website for the best route to take;
- Grab a Zoomy: Zoomy is NZ's own ridesharing service connecting you with friendly, local drivers at the tap of a button. With fairer rates for both passengers and drivers, get a ride in minutes at the tap of a button.
Our Auckland-based Weta Cave is open seven days a week, from 10AM – 6.30 PM.
Weta Workshop Unleashed experiences run daily from 10:20AM. The final departure is at 4:20PM.
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