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Bunkhouse Theatre

10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 867 9381
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Clever History of Stewart Island

Locally produced film On the history of Stewart Island, narrated by a local dog! Fun and very... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Benicia, California
Awesome ... a must when you are in town

... very entertaining and s great telling of the history of Stewart Island ... and a really nice... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Bushmills, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“real life” (3 reviews)
“cute dog” (2 reviews)
10 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 867 9381
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Reviewed 21 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."

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!

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

Thank DaveinMN
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went to see A dogs Tale. Was welcomed by Dog and he even rang the admission bell. So cute. And we had Jaffas. Theatre was well presented and great way to spend the afternoon. Sorry I cant remember the dogs name.

1  Thank kfr2014
Reviewed 19 March 2017

"A Local's Tale" . Excellent film outlining the life and times of Stewart Island with a real life dog as the usher.

Thank Lucy I
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The theatre is small, but the seats are comfortable and all have good views of the screen. Although they show other movies, the main attraction, I believe, is the movie "A Local's Tail." It tells the story of Stewart Island thru the eyes and voice...More

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend 40mins of your time when you arrive at the Island a Perfect Introduction .... Must see on arrival ! Lola is very open to a few starstruck photos as well.

Thank joannedA8255LQ
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Just as I expected! informative, fun and some good kiwi humor. Lola the dog is a great narrator and very intelligent!

Thank danyell_8
Reviewed 3 January 2017

To be honest you had me at dogs but what a cutie! Before the film we got to pat the sleepy dog and then she rang the bell!! SHE RANG THE BELL multiple times to tell us it was movie time! II slipped a few...More

1  Thank nzanz
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see A Dog's Tail, a film about the history of the island. It was charming and funny, and as an added bonus we met the star of the film

Thank KeithandCatherine
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