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Wellington Movie Tour


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Take a trip around Wellington and Miramar to see where filming for Lord of the Rings began in the Hobbiton woods.

See the Embassy Theatre, the Roxy Cinema, the WELLINGTON sign and, of course, the award-winning Weta Workshop & Cave.

About Weta Workshop:

Weta Workshop is an award-winning special effects and prop design company, based in Wellington.

Their team engages in projects from the earliest stages of technical analysis and creative design through to manufacture across all departments and final delivery on set to any filming location in the world.

Their award-winning resume includes: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Hobbit Trilogy, King Kong and the Chronicles of Narnia.

The 40 minute guided Weta Workshop Tour will take you through the inner workings of Weta Workshop, where you'll come face to face with your favourite characters and props from various movie projects that Weta have worked on.

You'll hear the story of the creative process from crew members, using the models, props and weapons they helped create. You'll also get a glimpse of the work being done inside one of the world’s leading movie effects operations through windows into the workshop.

There will be plenty of time for photos and memorabilia too!

Prices start at $45.


Popular options include:


  • Wellington Movie Tour – Visit Lord of the Rings filming location, Mt. Victoria; visit the Weta Cave & view 20 minute Weta behind-the-scenes video.
  • Wellington Movie Tour Plus – Visit Lord of the Rings filming location, Mt. Victoria; visit the Weta Cave & Weta Cave Workshop Tour. 
  • Miramar Movie Tour – Visit the Embassy Theatre, Wellington sign, Roxy Cinema & Weta Cave.


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