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Fiordland Cinema

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Address: 7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-249 8844
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park,...

Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park, Ata Whenua - Shadowland (pronounced 'Ata-fenua'; also known as 'Fiordland on Film') takes you on an unforgettable cinematic journey through one of the most awe inspiring landscapes on earth. See the Fiordland World Heritage wilderness you would not otherwise get to see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed across extremes of the seasons, climate and terrain.

Set to a stunning original soundtrack with no spoken / written words, Ata Whenua can be enjoyed by all. Running time: 32 minutes.

Fiordland Cinema also screens regular feature movies - please check website for details.

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Must do when in town

The 32 minutes Fiordland on film (Ata Whenua) is a must do when in town. The scenery was absolutely amazing. The cinema was lovely and seats were very comfortable. The bar... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 32 minutes Fiordland on film (Ata Whenua) is a must do when in town. The scenery was absolutely amazing. The cinema was lovely and seats were very comfortable. The bar attached to it was also quaint. Enjoy as we did.

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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the movie on the Fiordland. It was a thirty minute documentary. Unfortunately there was no narration. I wish there was. Nonetheless it was a very interesting documentary. There were plenty of seats available. It's a must see. It explains the fiordlands in detail. Great cinematography. It only costs 10 dollars. My kids really enjoyed the show.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks served at your seat. Says wide and comfortable. $15 to watch a film. As not huge recommend booking ahead.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being an all for all star wars fan, I was happy that I got to watch at this cinema. Comfortable seats and it was nice to have a drink whilst we sat and watched the movie. It was great to see and intermisson which meat for us 'die hard fan' did not need to miss because of a toilet break.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were advised by the local tourist office to visit the Fiordland Cinema and it was great advice. The short film is incredibly impressive and the beautiful soundtrack fits perfectly. This 25 minute film will take you to see places which are inaccessible, except by air, and leave you with a much better picture of what one of the most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch a 35 minute film with aerial images of Fiordland National Park which was a good introduction to visiting the area...the wide and comfortable seats were nice too...ten bucks was a bit much for a 35 minute film though

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

What a great cinema. The best seats ever with tons of leg room and a small table to place your coffee or wine. There is a bar and you can take your drinks in. There is an old fashioned intermission and we saw a great movie. Thoroughly recommended

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Thank xavier N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Saw a flyer for a special film of helicopters flying over the Sounds and we all went for coffee and a movie! We were the only people in the theatre and we highly enjoyed both the content and the coffee! Really clean bathrooms were a bonus!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Fiordland was one of the high point of our trip and seeing this stunningly beautiful film was one of the high points of Fiordland. I'll leave it to you to judge whether the reality or the film is better, but I can guarantee your images aren't better than the cinematography on the film. I say this is a "Don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This cinema was built by a helicopter pilot that made a movie filming Fiordland places that are only accessed by air. He put in a a good sound system and the movie (Shadowland) only plays there. The movie is visual with a sound track but no narrative. It really gives you a feel for this vast and untouched world heritage... More 

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