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COASTAL PACIFIC UPDATE

Work is continuing at pace on the reinstatement of the Main North Line following November’s Kaikoura earthquake. Parts of the line are open for freight goods and crews are working fast in both directions but higher safety standards and ongoing seismic events mean that passenger services will be delayed longer than freight. Because of this, it is unlikely that the Coastal Pacific will operate this summer season (September 2017-April 2018).

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

 

 

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Weta Workshop There and Back Again 12.00pm Tour WLG-WLG GSWEW3 (1200-1430)

Step behind the silver screen and get a unique look at the making of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on a guided tour of Wellington’s famous Weta Workshop.

Founded in 1987, Weta Workshop has created the unique special effects, costumes, creatures, props and makeup effects for dozens of TV and movie productions, including Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Set off at midday and travel to the suburb of Miramar where it all began and take a guided tour through a dedicated section of Weta Workshop, where crew members will tell the story of the innovative Weta creative process and show the props and models they have crafted.

During your tour you’ll see Weta artists at work, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes film featuring movie secrets and interviews with Weta’s founders, and visit the famous Weta Cave shop with its huge range of unique collectibles and movie merchandise.

At the end of your Weta Workshop experience, travel back along the Miramar Peninsula and Wellington harbour to downtown Wellington, arriving at 2.30pm.
Other Weta tour time options

9am Weta Cave Workshop tour
10.30am Weta Cave Workshop tour
1.30pm Weta Cave Workshop tour
Take a trip into movie magic on a guided tour inside the famous Weta Workshop, where movie magic is made.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Half day tour (2.5 hours total)
  • Operates daily 12pm - 2.30pm
  • Departs and returns: Wellington i-SITE
  • Weta Cave Workshop tour
  • See the Weta artists at work
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes film
  • Weta Cave shop
Weta Workshop There and Back Again 12.00pm Tour
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Wellington Wellington 12:00 PM 02:30 PM

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Tour TRAVEL FROM Wellington TO Wellington ONLY - GSWEW3

Step behind the silver screen and get a unique look at the making of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies on a guided tour of Wellington’s famous Weta Workshop.

Founded in 1987, Weta Workshop has created the unique special effects, costumes, creatures, props and makeup effects for dozens of TV and movie productions, including Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Set off at midday and travel to the suburb of Miramar where it all began and take a guided tour through a dedicated section of Weta Workshop, where crew members will tell the story of the innovative Weta creative process and show the props and models they have crafted.

During your tour you’ll see Weta artists at work, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes film featuring movie secrets and interviews with Weta’s founders, and visit the famous Weta Cave shop with its huge range of unique collectibles and movie merchandise.

At the end of your Weta Workshop experience, travel back along the Miramar Peninsula and Wellington harbour to downtown Wellington, arriving at 2.30pm.
Other Weta tour time options

9am Weta Cave Workshop tour
10.30am Weta Cave Workshop tour
1.30pm Weta Cave Workshop tour
Take a trip into movie magic on a guided tour inside the famous Weta Workshop, where movie magic is made.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Half day tour (2.5 hours total)
  • Operates daily 12pm - 2.30pm
  • Departs and returns: Wellington i-SITE
  • Weta Cave Workshop tour
  • See the Weta artists at work
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes film
  • Weta Cave shop
Departure : Corner Victoria & Wakefield, Central City
Arrival : Corner Victoria & Wakefield, Central City