The Guardian newspaper recently compiled a list of the ten best movie tours worldwide. The Weta Cave Workshop Tour in Wellington made it onto the list in the company of Paramount, Cinecitta and Warner Brothers.
Most of the list consists of different studio lot tours. Weta is different though. The tour of Weta Workshop takes you through the pre-production prop-making processes involved in creating movie fantasy in an authentic industrial setting.
It's a fascinating complement to the many film locations around New Zealand such as Hobbiton, offering a very different and unique story about the world of movie-making.