TOURS + DINNER
FULL EXPERIENCE + DINNER
Calling foodies and film buffs! An evening of inspiring stories and fine food awaits...
The full experience is a journey through 25 years of creativity with two film effects tours which will get you up close to mesmerising miniatures, props, weapons, armour, creatures, and more. Learn how physical effects are crafted by our talented team and discover interesting stories behind your favourite films.
Your adventure starts with a guided journey from the Wellington i-SITE to Weta Workshop Tours in Miramar. Catch a glimpse of iconic Wellington sites, pointed out by your knowledgeable driver. On arrival, snap a selfie with our amazing life-size sculptures and wander through our mini-museum. Browse the Weta Cave shop, a cavern of creativity packed with high-end, Weta-designed collectibles, apparel, books and more, before taking a seat for an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary.
Your Weta Cave Workshop Tour will then begin! Guided by a Weta Workshop crew member, you’ll explore props and costumes that appear in your favourite films. From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to King Kong and District 9, hear our tales of filmmaking creativity on the Miramar Peninsula.
The Miniatures Stage Tour is an interactive adventure guided by the Weta Workshop crew, you’ll learn how clever visual effects artists use CGI to populate the retro-futuristic world of the Tracy brothers. Your talented guides will show how simple, everyday items, with a little creativity, can make imaginary worlds a reality. Nobody knows these miniatures like they do!
Worked up an appetite? Your driver will take you to CoCo at the Roxy, the Roxy Cinema’s restaurant, for a delicious three-course meal. CoCo’s cuisine fuses flavours from across the globe with the best produce our region has to offer. In the Roxy’s gorgeous Art Deco setting, you’ll dine among incredible artworks, movie memorabilia, and sculptures showcasing Weta Workshop talent.[See example menu]
Wrap up your experience with a night drive back to central Wellington, bellies full and heads brimming with the secrets behind the movie magic!
WHERE TO GO
Guided transfers for The Full Experience depart 7 days a week from the bus park opposite the Amora Hotel – just up the road from the Wellington iSITE bus stop on Wakefield Street [See Map]. Departs at 3:00PM