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Fiordland Cinema

7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8844
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Experience the best of Fiordland in 32 mins - watch the movie 'Ata Whenua'
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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
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“minute film” (26 reviews)
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7 The Lane, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8844
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We went to the Fiordland Cinema to view the Fiordland film which I highly recommend to everyone! It definitely showcases the Fiordland national park. What a lovely cinema with very comfortable chairs and cleverly decorated foyer in the "cinema" theme too. The 30-40min Fiordland film...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Someone suggested that we go and see the presentation Fiordland on Film - Ata Whenua - at the Fiordland Cinema. We took up the suggestion and went to the 5pm screening. We purchased our tickets, had a few drinks in the cinema bar before taking...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Went there a year ago and forgot to drop a review. I was on a solo road trip and stopped in Te Anau. The 3 days I spent there were unfortunately very rainy and I couldn't do much. But that little cinema was highly recommanded...More

Thank Mariama M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Super comfy cinema and bar. An take your drink tonite theatre. Would highly recommend the short movie about the Fiordlands shot from a helicopter. Very well done

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed it, it was a wet day so I got a beer and went along. It it a great insight to Fiordland and of course you see more than you might if you have a limited time.

Thank GregAussie1
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This theater and its movie about Fjordlands National Park was recommended as I checked in to my hotel-and I'm so glad I took their advice. The 30 minute film-Ata Whenua-was created from footage shot over months and months via helicopter. You'll see many areas you...More

Thank marftrip
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It was a miserable wet day when we arrived in Te Anau so we thought we would pay a visit to the cinema to watch ATA Whenua. What a lovely little cinema with very comfortable seats and friendly staff. We conveniently arrived in time for...More

Thank weelassieScotland
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the cinema to watch the Ata Whenua movie and wow! It's a simply breath taking piece of cinematography. After visiting Milford sound its nice to spot landmarks you recognise and remember you really went there. Cinema itself is very nice with big chairs

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it's worth the 9NZD to see this. The cinema is modern and comfortable while the movie views are fantastic. The sound system is also fantastic, but the sounds during the film somewhat ruined it for both my wife and I. The...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Grab a beer and catch a show in this cool movie theatre that shows major feature films as well as a local production of a spectacular movie of Fiordland National Park. The Fiordland film is about 30 mins long, costs $10, and is worth the...More

Thank Jamhfx
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