Story: Wellington region

Roadside Stories: Wellywood

Sometimes dubbed ‘Wellywood’, Wellington is home to a flourishing handful of movie-making facilities, most of them associated with Lord of the rings and The hobbit 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.

Listen to a Roadside Story about ‘Wellywood’. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 September 2020)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015