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“Do Not Miss This”
Review of Fiordland Cinema

Fiordland Cinema
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Te Anau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Caloundra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Do Not Miss This”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Our hosts at our motel suggested this, we would not have known about this but are very glad we visited the Cinema and the 30 min film of the local scenery is spectacular. Sit and relax and have a glass of wine and enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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“Good way to spend an hour”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We thought the film and cinema were really good. Think it costs around $10 or so. The film lasts about 20ish minutes. There's no voice over or narrative just shots of the scenery taken from a helicopter accompanied by music. The film was a good length, not too long and it's quite relaxing watching it. The cinema is small with big comfortable seats. There's a nice bar there and you can bring your drink in with you when watching the film.

It's worth a look.

Visited May 2012
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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Relax a while here”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you have some spare time at Te Anau, it is worth to visit and watch the fiordland movie which lasted about 20 minutes. The seats were comfortable and I nearly felt asleep in the cinema while watching the beautiful scenery movie.

The entrance fee is NZD10/adult if you do not opt for any drinks.

Visited May 2012
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yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“excellent film”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

we watched the film taken of fiordland, the views from the air were stunning, and seeing it at different times of the year was a real insight.
well worth a visit if you are at a loss as to what to do or if you just want to see views of the area that you are unlikely to get yourself.
glad we saw it

Visited November 2011
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Doha, Qatar
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“Awesome cinema experience!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

After reading about the Fiordland Cimema on tripadvisor and being told about it by a local my fiancée and I decided to give it a try.

Wow! The film that the cinema has been built for, Ata Whenua is absolutely fantastic. Breathtaking scenery and a wonderful way to see some of Fiordland's beautiful but hard to reach sights.

But, this is just the cherry on top of the cinema- experience cake. The cinema itself is probably the nicest cinema we have ever been to. There is a bar which is part of the cinema and as the cinema is fully licensed you are allowed to take your drinks into the cinema with you. Perfect!

The bar itself is a great place,the variety of beers, wines etc is good and there is a daily specials board too.

The cinema is built for Ata Whenua but they also show other films too. We went back the next night to watch Rock of Ages. The intermission in the film gave us ample time to purchase a mulled wine for the second half!

Visited August 2012
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