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Address: 7 The Lane,, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 8844
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Description: Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park...
Voted a 'must see' for visitors to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park, Fiordland on Film - Ata Whenua 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.Visit the purpose built contempoary Fiordland Cinema - home of Fiordland on Film - Ata Whenua. (32 minutes long)
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We were out on a long walk during our stay in TE Anau and bumped into a gentleman who was cleaning weasel traps. Being the nice nature of Kiwi he asked us about our trip and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were out on a long walk during our stay in TE Anau and bumped into a gentleman who was cleaning weasel traps. Being the nice nature of Kiwi he asked us about our trip and inquired whether or not we had been to the cinema in town. We had not. he urged we make the trek back through town... More 

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Stansted UK
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34 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you're not going to take a helicopter ride this is worth it. Nice little bar to wait in. Film goes round and round so your can have a drink while you wait for your turn. Comfortable seats and you can take your drink in with you. I am glad we went but its I never going to be the... More 

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Aiea, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very personal experience. Reserve your seats, and be aware that Row A is the BACK row. Reserving seats in Row G, I wrongly assumed that we were going to be in the back. When we discovered our error, and asked about other available seats, we found out it was sold out. However, they said there was an area for disabled... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I thought this was going to be a great opportunity to learn more about the area we were visiting. Unfortunately it is really just an advertisement for the helicopter company that made the film. There is no narration and mixed in with some imagery of beautiful scenery is a significant portion of footage that is out of focus! Waste of... More 

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Hi kmeehancoop, thanks for taking the time to review us and sharing your thoughts. Fiordland on Film was never intended to be a documentary or educational film of the area. The inspiration behind making the film was the majesty and mystery of Fiordland itself; and so the film therefore was intended to be a cinematic and scenic experience of our... More 

Melbourne
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This 30 minute film shows many aspects of Fiordland National Park through the seasons. I found it stunning to see the aerial shots of both the Fiords and the surrounding mountains. Apart from the scenery you save some of the native wildlife, some climbers and a cray boat - gave you great perspective on how vast the area is. Do... More 

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review jillianj08 and for recommending us! We're very glad you enjoyed our film and visit with us! More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Only went to the cinema because it was a cold wet day but couldn't have been more surprised. The seats are really large and comfortable, and you can take a glass of wine in and enjoy a truly spectacular 30 minute film of some of the best scenery in Fiordland. The staff are really friendly and give you a brief... More 

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks so much Davy62 and we are glad for the rainy cold day that helped you find us! We believe we are a great and very worthwhile way to spend half an hour of your holiday. So glad you enjoyed it. More 

Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This lovely small theater plays a 30 minute film of aerial views of Fiordland several times each day. The film was truly first class with incredible footage. Well worth your time to see parts of this incredible area that you just can't usually see.

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for your review bhall4, it took 2 and a half years to get all the shots seen in the movie so we are really glad the work paid off. We're so pleased you liked our cinema and our movie! More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What can you say...this is the most comfortable cinema I have ever been to. The staff are very friendly and helpful. You can order refreshments and they deliver to you in your seat. Its a smaller cinema with approx. 50 seats but they are wide comfortable seats.

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks kaipo6363! We certainly are very spoilt here in Te Anau with this as our local cinema! It's gorgeous... a bit like the staff really :) definitely the comfiest seats around! More 

Auckland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were travelling to begin the Hollyford walk and met our guides here at the cinema. We didn't watch the film about Fiordland because we were going to experience it 1st hand. The staff at the cinema and adjacent bar are friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the Fiordland Pinot noir 2013.

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks very much VitaAuckland, glad you enjoyed the Pinot! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved the leg room and the quaintness of this cinema as it only sat 50 people.We had a cup of tea and a snack which was brought to us and could sit comfortably in a little table beside your chair

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fiordlandcinema, Supervisor at Fiordland Cinema, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Little00715, we pride ourselves on our lovely comfy theatre and in helping people enjoy their experience. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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