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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Steampunk hq, which opened in november 2011, is an art collaboration proudly based in oamaru, new zealand. It sets out to portray an industrial version of steampunk, with a giant sense of humour and larger than life visions of an off the wall steampunk universe. Steampunk HQ is well known for its full scale train engine that spits fire and billows smoke The lonely planet guide rates steampunk hq as one of nz’s best new tourist attractions.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Something you are into or not really ,but take alook some pretty crazy but clever things to see. Not really my thing but I appreciate what they have done & creativeness.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you love a great coffee, this is definitely the best cafe in Oamaru!! My wife and I are very pedantic and discerning when it come to coffee. Steampunk did not let us down. The coffee was superb!!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Let me say this upfront: steampunk may not be for everyone. After all, it is hard to get a handle on just what it is. That sai, I could have spent a week here digging into all the detailed, intricate works of art. The infinity portal blew me away...3 times. Had to let someone else use it. The multimedia white... More

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Long Beach, California
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This quirky museum is worth a visit, but keep your expectations low. We saw that it was the #1 rated attraction in Oamaru, and that elevated our expectations unrealistically. The highlights are the exhibits outside the rear door of the museum and the Infinity Portal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had a smile on my face for the rest of the day. Infinity room is incredible. Go there and just have fun

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The infinity room was the highlight of this place. A bit pricey for what you get, though. So bizarre that this is in the middle of a quiet town in New Zealand!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Didn't find it interesting one bit! There were nails sticking out of wood, old metal lying everywhere! So not really suitable for young children and anyone could hurt themselves very easily by standing on a nail. Don't know how they are allowed to have that!! However I did find the infinity room very interesting and loved the huge motorbike outside... More

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UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you are travelling down the east coast of the south island, make sure you get to visit Steampunk HQ in Oamaru. The town is fab too! Even if you are not a Steampunk fan, if you like quirky, visit here. A must is the Infinity Portal, wonderful, amazing !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The ticket price is almost worth it for the "infinity portal" - it appealed to the nerdy kid I never quite left behind.

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Petone, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Industrial and manufacturing type equipment turned into art. Anything from old black and white television sets in an interactive display to saw blades and pistons pumping and lights and mirrors. A lot to look at so take your time or you will miss something. Turning what some people would consider junk or scrap or even rubbish into artwork. Well done... More

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