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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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I could have been the pilot

On a very wet afternoon in a crowded cinema watched Shadowlands half hour film. As we had front centre seats it was like being the pilot on the chopper taking the film. It was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2014
Bridget S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

On a very wet afternoon in a crowded cinema watched Shadowlands half hour film. As we had front centre seats it was like being the pilot on the chopper taking the film. It was good to see what we had missed due to wet weather obliterating the fab scenery all around us. well worth seeing. get a dollar off voucher... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

A great film from the helicopter of Fiordland on a big screen, awe inspiring. Would definitely watch again if I visit Te Anau again.

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Spratton, Uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

See Fiordland from the air. stunning photography. Very comfortable cinema and you can take your glass of wine in. This is a must visit.....

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

We visited the cinema just after the last showing , however the cafe was still open. We ordered a coffee and asked about the opening times of the cinema. "Go in and sit down" We were told, "We'll run it for you" We sat in the cinema and watched the film, coffee on a table at our side and were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Wow what a film the music and scenery are incredible. The opening scene made you feel you were falling off a water fall. No commentary just scenic views set to music. Most comfy cinema seats ever. To think someone thought so much of the fiords they built a cinema to show this film. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Thank 123LS
Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

This small but perfectly formed cinema in the heart of Te Anau is a "must do" experience. Relax in the plush armchair type seats, order a wine, a coffee or a snack and settle back to enjoy the movies. For a spectacular view of the magnificent Fiordland scenery in all it's moods be sure to see the short film, Ata... More 

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Thank Gail K
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

There was heavy cloud cover on the cliffs of Milford Sound when we took the tour (although still amazing), so this movie showed us up close what we missed. What photography!

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Thank newyorkwalk1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

We saw this show on our first day in Te Anau and really enjoyed it. The scenery is literally amazing and awe-inspiring. It is a wonderful idea to combine the cinema with the wine bar and to be able to walk into the showing with a chilled glass of wine is a great touch. At no time did we feel... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

This cinema is great, has great atmosphere and kind friendly staff, I would definitely recommend this place and Ata Whenua

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

My husband & I had been on the Doubtful Sound Cruise, the next day we were wandering around Te Anau & saw the Cinema, had a look at what was showing & they had a film about Ata Whenau the Fiordland, not usually into documentaries, but as we had done the tour we were interested In seeing what was on... More 

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