The stunning Fiordland of New Zealand is arguably one of the most incredible and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet. Visitors to New Zealand are unlikely to have the opportunity to experience the full spectacle that is Fiordland from some of the best viewpoints, which is why a visit to Ata Whenua Shadowland Cinema is a must.
Fiordland is a mysterious, exhilarating and truly spectacular area that has rightly earned its World Heritage Status. Ata Whenua Shadowland Cinema is the perfect way for visitors to truly experience the pure beauty that New Zealand has to offer.
What Is Ata Whenua Shadowland?
Ata Whenua Shadowland, also known as Fiordland on Film, is a unique film offering insight into the World Heritage Status wilderness of the Fiordland. Filmed predominantly by helicopters and across the extremes of all seasons, climates and terrains, this short film will take you on an unforgettable journey.
Fiordland is shown in a new light and angle, offering views and experiences that could never be recreated by visitors. The incredible journey of Fiordland is set against a beautiful soundtrack and has no dialogue or subtitles, making it perfect for anyone to enjoy, no matter what language you speak. Directed by Dave Corner and released in 2005, Ata Whenua Shadowland has become a must-see for visitors to the Fiordland.
Visiting Ata Whenua Shadowland Cinema
Fiordland Cinema in Te Anau is dedicated to showing Ata Whenua Shadowland to the many visitors that head to Fiordland every day. The boutique, 52-seat cinema offers guests the chance to view the incredible film experience in comfort and luxury.
The 32-minute long short film is screened on the hour between 9 am and 7 pm daily at Fiordland Cinema, except for on weekends and public holidays when there are no screenings between 12 pm and 3 pm. During the winter (mid-April to mid-October), Ata Whenua Shadowland is screened daily at 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm. Tickets cost just $12 and can be pre-booked online on the Fiordland Cinema website.
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