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Quirky wee film

Would highly recommend the film gives a great insight to Stewart islands history and people... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Perfect Introduction

I think the movie "A Locals Tail" it is a must see for all new arrivals to the island in order to... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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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...more
10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 867 9381
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Movie was nice with good use of the historical footage. Nice to meet the star of the show in the foyer. I was expecting more stories or coverage of history. Good time filler when its raining.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I think the movie "A Locals Tail" it is a must see for all new arrivals to the island in order to get a feel for the place.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Glen_fm_NZ
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Peter Davis has done a fantastic job setting this unique and enjoyable experience. It is a MUST see thing for folks visiting the island to view Island Life and characters. Well done Pete ...and Lola

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We bought an icecream and enjoyed the quirky little movie about Stewart Island. The little dog was very cute. Welcoming staff.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

A great short film about the local history, Lola was unfortunately away when we visited sure she would of been a show stealer. Book your tuk tuk to the start of the great walk at Lee bay was a fantastic way to start the adventure...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Lola’s story was so great. 40 mins to say the history of Stewart Island in an interesting way. Loved it. A must watch if you go to Stewart Island. Felt sad as couldn’t meet Lola😔😔😔. 2$ popcorn 🍿 was so great...

Date of experience: November 2017
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BunkhouseTheatre, Manager at Bunkhouse Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Happy to hear that you enjoyed Lola's tales about the Island. She wanted to say sorry that she missed you and she hopes you got her pawtograph.

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Locally produced film On the history of Stewart Island, narrated by a local dog! Fun and very informative. A not to be missed experience on Stuart Island… Taught me a lot about my surroundings and the people of this amazing gem of the "roaring forties."

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Clancy_Keppel48
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

... very entertaining and s great telling of the history of Stewart Island ... and a really nice theatre to watch the movie in!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JE008
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The featured movie is about 40 minutes long. It provides quite a bit of info on the history of Stewart Island, the people who have lived there, the economy and the culture. Very much worth the time and money

Date of experience: March 2017
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