A Local's Tail
A Local's Tail introduces local characters, community colour and the struggles and triumphs of the island pioneers - past and present.
This delightful, quirky 40 minute film answers the myriad of questions visitors have about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of Stewart Island, from the most reliable of all sources - the pub (or more accurately, from the yarns overheard at the pub by a local dog).
The film lets you browse through the island's history and gives you a tour of the whole island from the big screen comfort of the Bunkhouse Theatre, guided by a local dog - Lola (08/05/2008 - 24/02/2022).
If you want to know more, check out our trailer and see a wee snippet of the film.
The Bunkhouse is one of the historic Stewart Island buildings. It was used for accommodation at the Whaler's Base in Paterson Inlet and relocated after the shipyard closed in 1932.
The Bunkhouse arrived prefabricated from Norway on the Sir James Clark Ross in November 1928 and has maintained a number of original features. It is now the private residence of Penny and is the home of A Local's Tail.
Don't miss out on viewing this unique building and finding out more about it's history! Bookings are essential as it is a private home.