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Miramar Movie Tour

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Welcome to Miramar, Wellington, the hub of world-class film production and special effects!

Miramar Movie Tour

Welcome to Wellington and the home to New Zealand's movie-making industry. This tour will be an incredible opportunity for those interested in learning about special effects produced by local geniuses such as Richard Taylor, Jamie Selkirk, James Cameron, and Peter Jackson.

Your guided tour will begin with a scenic drive up to Mount Victoria, a prominent hill immediately to the east of central Wellington. While here, look around, take it all in, and photograph the picturesque beauty of the Miramar Peninsula. From there, you will stop at the Wellington sign located on a Miramar hillside near the city's airport. Surely it will remind you of a similar sign in the USA.

As your excursion continues, you will arrive at Weta Cave, your gateway to incredible film-making experiences. As part of your journey, you will take part in the Weta Cave Workshop tour. The Weta Cave Workshop is a world-leading design and effects facility in Miramar, Wellington. During your workshop tour, you will experience a behind-the-scenes look at how Weta Workshop craft some of the world's biggest films (i.e., The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, and The Hobbit, to name a few). While here, you can snap a selfie with their life-sized sculptures, wander through their mini-museum, and watch their exclusive documentary (subject to availability).

Your guide will then take you around to the Roxy Cinema, a 1930's Art Deco cinema, cafe, and restaurant designed by Weta Workshop, where you will be provided with a hot drink while touring the area. This is most definitely a movie lover's paradise.

Your tour will come to an end as you are driven back to the pier area with a stimulated imagination and long-lasting memories of your incredible day in Wellington.

Please Note: Tour itinerary may be reversed to accommodate schedule based on the given day.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $79.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
3.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.