Half Experience

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Half the tours but not half the fun! Enjoy the original Weta Cave Workshop Tour with return transport for your first glimpse of movie-making magic.

From $68
2hrs 30mins
All ages
City pick up & drop off


Short on time? Join the original Weta Cave Workshop Tour for a quick taste of physical effects and movie-making magic. This small-group tour is guided from start to finish and an ideal option if you require return transport, with daily departures from Wellington city.

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.

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.

Guided return transfers: Journey from Wellington to Weta Workshop in your dedicated shuttle. Your friendly driver will point out iconic landmarks along the way.

Half Experience

Where To Go

Departure: Your guided transfers depart 7 days a week 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 15min before your booked departure time. 

Return: 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 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.