A Hollywood superstar has spent 24 hours in the country.

Tom Cruise flew into New Zealand yesterday and flew out today.

Newstalk ZB reported the actor was met at Wellington Airport by filmmaker Peter Jackson.

Wingnut Films spokesman Matt Dravitski said Cruise knew Jackson and wanted to visit his studios.

Mr Dravitski said Cruise was not discussing any future projects with Jackson.

Wellingtonians reported seeing the Hollywood superstar arriving in Wellington and some say they saw him by the Weta Workshop studios in Miramar.

Jackson is producing The Dam Busters and The Hobbit.

He has just completed The Lovely Bones and was a producer for the critically acclaimed District 9.