Wellywood - Roadside Stories
Address: 1 Weka St, Miramar, Wellington
Website: Manatū Taonga's YouTube channel
Venue Types: Business, Museum, Infotractions
- Admission: Free
A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Wellington's film industry. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.
Sometimes dubbed 'Wellywood', Wellington is home to a flourishing handful of movie-making facilities, most of them associated with Lord of the rings director Peter Jackson. These include model and special-effects studios Weta Workshop and Weta Digital. The Weta Cave is a museum and shop featuring Jackson's work.
Wellington region: arts and culture, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/wellington-region/15
Design and digital content, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/knowledge-based-industries/3
Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/