Combo Tour

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Our most popular option. Combine the original Weta Cave Workshop Tour & Miniature Effects Tour for a chockablock movie effects experience.

From $48
2 hours
All ages


Want to experience the many sides of Weta Workshop’s creativity? The Combo Tour will see you immerse yourself in our two most popular tours. Meet your guide at the Weta Cave store to begin your journey through the movie-magic world of Weta Workshop! 

What To Expect

45-minute Weta Cave Workshop Tour: From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and catch an artist at work on our tour stage.

45-minute Miniature Effects Tour: Discover the filmmaking technique of miniature effects and learn how they are built for hit TV and film productions. Wander through monumental miniatures from Thunderbirds Are Go and see how we fit an entire island, cityscape and mansion under one roof!

Explore the Weta Cave retail store: A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum and watch a documentary on the history of Weta Workshop’s creativity.


Where To Go

Departure: Your Weta Workshop experience will start at the Weta Cave store located on the corner of Weka Street and Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington. 

Please allow enough time to find a carpark, as spaces are limited. You'll need to collect your tickets at the Weta Cave ticketing desk at least 15 minutes before your tour starts.

Note: This option does not include transport from Wellington City, for the same ideal experience but with city pick up and drop off please select the Full Experience.

Additional Info

  • Please note: there is a 500m walk between the two tour spaces. If you have mobility issues and are concerned about the walk, please contact our bookings team.
  • Our tours frequently sell out, particularly during peak season (Oct-April). We strongly recommend booking online in advance.
  • 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 Weta Cave or within our tour spaces.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, please check out our Events & Group Tours.
  • Weta Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible.

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

Reviews from TripAdvisor

Absolutely loved the combo tour. Staff were amazing but they also had so much passion and knowledge about the Weta Productions. Loved every second of the tours and would highly recommend if in Wellington and you love movies.

Sally J

We did the combo tour of Weta workshop and Thunderbirds. Both were brilliant. Our guide Isaac was awesome - super knowledgeable, providing a fun and informative behind the scenes experience. So many interesting, fascinating insights and some hands-on experience too with some of the props and costumes. Can't recommend these tours highly enough. Don't miss it!


Interesting, inspiring and fun!
We really loved our visit to the Weta workshop. We did the combo tour, which also covered the Thunderbirds set. Our guide was excellent and interesting, and we were amazed to discover how many artists and specialised artisans and craftsmen are involved.