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*This movie is simply amazing, there is never been a time where whaling, logging and early settlers... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Once in a lifetime funny experiance

On one of our rainy day's on the Island we went to the Bunkhouse Theatre. Even without the movie it... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Taupo District, 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 24 November 2016 via mobile

We watched the history of Stewart island video which was very interesting. Also the dog that rings the bell to summon patrons in was quaint.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Promoted as being told through the eyes of Lola, a gorgeous blue Staffy, the highlight was actually meeting her. The movie does give you a sense of the Island and its history. I found it over the top, stretching the truth in an attempt at...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

*This movie is simply amazing, there is never been a time where whaling, logging and early settlers history was made so entertaining. Great job!

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

On one of our rainy day's on the Island we went to the Bunkhouse Theatre. Even without the movie it is a fantastic place to be. But when the movie starts it is even better than fantastic. A lot of laughing, enjoying and learning about...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Journeycreator
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The only theatre in town shows this history of Stewart Island produced by a kcal couple, starring their dog. And the "star" greeted us after the show. Dont miss ths if you are on te Island

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Katyevee
Reviewed 17 June 2016

As others have said this is a must do on Stewart Island especially if you have a little time to spare. The theatre is very nicely appointed and the show is done through the eyes of the local dog.Buy yourself an ice-cream or popcorn and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank PAB3
Reviewed 7 May 2016

To be fairly honest, I did not expect so very much of a local movie in a small local cinema on a small island. How wrong I was! Beside watching A Local's Tail, which turned out to be great film about local life, and about...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Lukas v
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

There is only so much to do on Stewart Island, especially if you haven't come here to tramp. So... A must do is the Bunkhouse Theatre and check out Lola... Great tales and all true about this wee island in the Deep South. Also entertaining...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank JimK975
Reviewed 6 April 2016

It was a rainy day and we were looking for something to do, so we thought we'd give The Bunkhouse a go. We are so glad we did! The theatre is lovely and bigger than we imagined and the movie itself was interesting, informative and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 15 March 2016

My family went to this theater to see the 40 minute movie narrated by a dog named Lola. Lola was the friendliest dog and when we ready to enter to see the movie Lola rang a bell with her paw. Penny who runs this and...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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