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Bunkhouse Theatre

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10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 867 9381
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Great friendly place to visit..:-)

Visited here on April 1st...very friendly helpful folk...reccommended..they were promoting and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Noel P
Great little theatre

Great little set up. We enjoyed the film re. The Island and the old school popcorn machine. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria B
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The Bunkhouse Theatre shows a quirky 40minute film about Stewart Island, titled A LOCAL'S TAIL. A Local's Tail introduces local characters, community colour, and the struggles and triumphs of the island pioneers, both past and present. Producers, Pete Davis and Penny Golias, hope to answer the myriad of questions that holiday makers have about the 'why' and 'how' of Stewart Island, from the most reliable of all sources - the pub (or more accurately, from the yarns overheard at the pub by a local dog). The film shows everyday throughout the summer. See the board outside for daily session times.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here on April 1st...very friendly helpful folk...reccommended..they were promoting and showing a wonderful film called " No Ordinary Sheila" ..pity I did not have time to stay and see the film as the ferry I booked on was sailing the same time as the...More

Thank Noel P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little set up. We enjoyed the film re. The Island and the old school popcorn machine. We missed out on meeting Lola. But it was a great little indoor activity on such a rainy day.

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this wee gem of a theatre when we stayed at Stewart Island New Year 2018. It is a beautiful wee theatre - a miniature of a large theatre and enjoyed the local movie - "A Locals Tail". Unfortunately Lola the lovely dog/owner was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this great little theatre with local version on the history and background of Stewart Island and South Island of NZ. Produced and edited by the owners (primarily) the ~45 minuted film was well worth the effort. Much local pictures and history, with colourful narration

Thank MCD1955
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Don't miss this wee gem on your trip to Stewart Island. I loved the quirky movie and the theatre was such a surprise. Lovely art too and don't miss the clever dog.

Thank OTBirdy
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We unfortunately were too late for the show, but what a way to see Stewart Island by a little yellow tuk tuk with Aussie Pete. He was a fantastic guide, made us laugh, we learnt so much. This really is a must do. The best.

Thank Traveller00767
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A quirky movie giving you a bit of an introduction to Stewart Island - shown is a lovely wee theatre and...you get to meet the star of the show! We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank travellingbuzz
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend an hour on a wet afternoon. Quaint movie, good insight into history and Island development and industries over time. Loved the fire fighter bit at the end. Could watch those guys in a movie of their own! Super friendly owners, lovely...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

A quirky 40 minute film seen through the eyes of a dog giving much history and information about Stewart Island. A must see, particularly if it’s raining and walking wouldn’t be much fun. An added bonus is Lola ringing the bell announcing the start of...More

Thank SusanParsons34
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend the film gives a great insight to Stewart islands history and people. Popcorn machine 2$ for a bag was yum. I didn't realise Lola had such a deep voice thou! Haha got to meet the star and give her some pats such...More

Thank 88_Gem
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