Wētā Workshop Experience + Guided Transfers

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Tours. Guided Transfers. Tons of movie effects. An ideal option if you require return city transport - daily departures available.

From $89
3hrs 30mins
Transfers to & from town


Wētā Workshop Experience + Guided Transfer

Discover how imaginary worlds are brought to life during a three-hour experience, with a guided transfer that will take you There and Back Again. Pick up and drop off is from Wellington i-SITE visitor centre.

What to expect

Guided return transfers

Journey from Wellington to Wētā Workshop in your dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks along the way.

Explore props, costumes and cool stuff

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.

Enter our world of miniatures and modelmaking

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 Wētā Cave retail store:

A cavern of creativity in its own right! Be greeted by giant trolls on arrival, explore our mini-museum.

Where To Go


Your guided transfers depart from the bus park opposite the Amora Hotel, 145 Wakefield Street. You'll find us just up the road from the Wellington i-SITE bus stop [See Map]

We recommend arriving at the pick-up point 15 minutes before your booked departure time. 


We'll drop you back off at the same spot. 

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • There is no luggage storage in the Wētā Cave or within our tour spaces.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, please check out our Events & Group Tours.
  • Wētā Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible.

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