Kumeu Film Studios is a newly converted screen production complex just 25 minutes from central Auckland.

The 27-hectare site (66.7 acres) includes extensive stage, workshop and manufacture spaces, production offices, 12 hectares of forest, and two water tanks – both are the only water tanks of this size and type in New Zealand.  

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Key features and facilities

  • Stage area: 4036m2 (43,448ft2), 9m-11m (30ft-36ft) in height
  • Workshop and manufacture space/secondary stage area: 6160m2 (66,305ft2) 
  • Production offices area: 1215m2 (13,084ft2) with fibre connection and Wi-Fi-fit out  
  • Permanent green screen wall: 70.6m x 13m (231ft x 42ft) with a surface area of 920 m2 (9900 ft2)
  • 2 sound stages: 2,336.3m2 (25,000ft2) each and 14m (45.9ft) minimum internal height to underside of roof trusses supporting the lighting grid (under construction, due for completion and operational February 2018)
  • Temporary stunt rehearsal tank
  • 12ha (30 acre) forest backlot.

Underwater Dive Tank (covered)

  • Volume: 1.267 million litres (334,686 US gallons/278,684 lmp gallons)

  • Diameter: 18m (59.5ft)

  • Maximum depth: 4.9m (16ft)

  • Stair access and 6.8m2 (73ft2) platform just below water level for diver access

  • State-of-the-art Hydroxypure/Ozone water treatment system that creates crystal-clear water with maximum temperature 33°C (91°F).

Ocean Surface Tank (outdoor)

  • Volume: 2.5 million litres (660,430 US gallons/549,923 lmp gallons)
  • Length: 36m- 54m (118 to 177ft)
  • Width: 40m (131ft)
  • Depth: 0.7m to pit of 3m (2.5ft and 10ft) with the base of the pit 17m2 (55ft2) with a 9.6m2 (31.5ft2) reinforced concrete foundation pad below the liner for attaching hardware
  • Traditional chlorine treatment system with a maximum temperature 32°C (89°F).
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Location and proximity

As well as these exceptional facilities, the studio complex’s central location gives you easy access and proximity to numerous digital and post-production facilities and experts, cast, crew and behind-the-scenes talent, and other film studios in Auckland and New Zealand.

Kumeu is in Auckland’s west, a beautiful region popular with filmmakers for its dramatic black-sand surf beaches, rugged coastline and clifftops, picturesque farmland and pristine native forest.  


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Jasmine Millet
Screen Production Attraction Executive
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