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Amazing. Expected a very basic theatre, but found one that easily matched the smaller theatres... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2015
John T
Auckland Central, New Zealand
don´t miss it or you miss the island experience!

best on a rainy day! to get the feeling of the place, of the history, of its querkyness: visit the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2015
manfred h
Christchurch, 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 6 April 2015

Amazing. Expected a very basic theatre, but found one that easily matched the smaller theatres found in Auckland's "art-house" cinemas. Very pleasant experience. Manageress very helpful and willing to talk about theatre. A visit to Stewart Island would not be complete without attending the Bunkhouse...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

best on a rainy day! to get the feeling of the place, of the history, of its querkyness: visit the bunkhouse theatre run by aussie pete and his partner! best atmosphere, best tips, best insights!

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank manfred h
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Well worth spending $10 to see the film. Interesting and entertaining - a must if visiting Stewart Island. Very quirky.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Paulette S
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Not exactly Academy award material here, but amusing enough way to learn a little of island history and ( strange) customs. Ps Lola the star appeared quite unimpressed about being made to behave for visitors and would have been better off outside chasing something

1  Thank Melbournepk
Reviewed 18 January 2015

'A locals tail' is a 40 minute film illustrating the history of Stewart Island in quite a quirky way. A fun way to fill part of an afternoon and a really positive illustration of the strong community spirit that exists on the island. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Very sweet and informative, I just loved this funky and funny local film so much I clapped at the end. I am glad to have seen it early on in my 5 day stay so I knew more about the history of the island as...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We saw the movie and were disappointed. The theatre is cute and quirky, but some of the video quality was poor, would only recommend if you are bored and its raining.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank 256berniea
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This is a great movie giving a wonderful local interpretation of Stewart Island, it goes through all the history if the Island and gives fantastic advice on local attractions. This is an ideal first place to visit for advice on trips and activities. This cannot...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 6 January 2015

A fun little film about the history of Stewart Island. Oscar worthy it isn't but I wouldn't miss it if visiting the island. Lovely little friendly theater.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Kiwieric
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

A little gem of a theatre showing a short 30 min film about Stewart Island and its history. First class seats, as good as any in a capital city; good quality sound and video. A must-do if you're here for a few days. Also something...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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