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Weta Cave There and Back Again Tour

Get a firsthand look at some true NZ Hollywood magic with a tour of Wellington's WETA Cave Workshop, where Peter Jackson's Hobbit & more come to life!


2.5 Hour guided tour
Departing Wellington i-SITE
Available throughout the day
See special effects come to life
Lord of the Rings, Hobbit & more
Exclusive behind- the-scenes film

What you need to know

Get a firsthand look at some of the movie magic with a tour of Wellington's Weta Cave Workshop, where Peter Jackson's Hobbit & more come to life! This multi Academy Award winning company has been responsible for some of the world of movie's most impressive special effects, from famous NZ staples such as the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy as well as other famous feasts for the eyes such as Avatar and District 9. On this 2.5 hour guided tour departing Wellington i-SITE, you'll get an exclusive insight into the creativity and technology at play to make such incredible visual feats take place on the screen.

This "There and Back Again" tour showcases the best of this fabled exhibition space, with visitors able to learn about some of the processes used to make all this cool stuff of dreams a reality in a guided tour starring Trolls, Gollum and more. If you're a fan of the Lord of the Rings series, or simply interested in special effects, you'll love your time at the Weta Cave - so book yourself a guided tour online today!

More info


  • 2.5 Hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Pick up and drop off from Wellington i-SITE


  • Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours
  • You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Weta Studio Tours, where you’ll explore a dedicated area of Weta Workshop
  • Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey. On arrival, snap photos with our sculptures, wander through our props showcase, and browse our retail shop
  • Your ticket guarantees seating to our behind-the-scenes documentary
  • A Weta Workshop crew member will then guide you on a tour through the props and costumes from The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and more

Tour Times and Location

  • Tours depart Wellington i-SITE at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm (subject to availability)
  • 2.5 hours (approx.) from departure to final drop-off

Additional Information

  • Filming, photography and recording is PROHIBITED within the Weta Cave Workshop Tour space
  • No refunds or other compensation if you are late and miss your tour
  • Children must be accompanied by adult 14 years or older

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Weta Cave There and Back Again Tour

1 weka st, Wellington, NZ 6022