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Weta Cave

Weta Cave is the shop front of the world famous Oscar-winning Weta Workshop. Here visitors can view a selection of props, pick up collectibles and watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes film in their mini theatrette.

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Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Weta Workshop and the impressive work created within, on a guided Weta Cave Workshop Tour. You'll see some of the props and models they've created over the years and learn about the processes they use to make cool stuff!

In the Weta Cave, you will gain an exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Weta including interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk.

Come face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies in their mini-museum, and read the stories of how they were brought to life and learn about the artists who created them.

You can also purchase from a wide range of Weta-related movie and TV merchandise in Weta Cave:

  • Premium sculptures, hand-crafted by the artists at Weta
  • All new, unique Weta designed clothing, jewellery and mementoes
  • Doctor Grordbort's range of amazing Rayguns
  • Books, DVDs, magazines, posters and art from the world of movies
  • Plus, a superb selection of pop culture collectibles and graphic novels sourced from around the world.

You won't believe who else visits the Weta Cave - come visit and you may be lucky enough to see an international movie star or celebrity!

Weta Cave Workshop tours

Tours operate every 30 minutes from 9am to 5pm.

Tours take approximately 45 minutes and there is a maximum of 20 people per tour.

Please purchase tickets inside Weta Cave or book online now.

Tickets cost:

  • Adult: $25
  • Child: (6-12 years) $12
  • Infant: (5 and under) free
  • Family Pass: (two adults and two children) $65

Thunderbirds Are Go Behind the Scenes Experience

In this brand new experience, get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the many miniature sets created for the recently released 2015 Thunderbirds Are Go television series, created by Weta Workshop in association with ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures.

On the guided tour, visitors will have the chance to see a vast collection of miniatures, models and props, and learn about the methods used to bring the world of Thunderbirds to life.

Tours operate seven days a week, and depart from the Weta Cave

Ticket prices:

  • Adults: $25
  • Children 6-12 Years: $12 (must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older)
  • Family: $65 (2 adults & 2 children)

Book your tickets online.

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