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Address: 1 Itchen Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0277786547
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Steampunk hq, which opened in november 2011, is an art collaboration...
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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Interesting & A Little Bizzare

Oamaru is a city way beyond its prime, yet the Steampunk HQ stands out both as an interesting place to visit, a bunch of recovered large scale curios and an interesting glimpse of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Weston, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of metal, not much to do and to explore by yourself. Even the 4.90 $ from bookme was too much. The train outside is cool, inside not much to see. The lady at the begin was friendly and welcoming.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Having only recently discovered the genre, Steampunk HQ was firmly in my sights when I stopped off at Oamaru. It was difficult to know what to expect but I was very, very happy with the experience. Here is a place where somebody has been able to 'live their dream' whilst providing a most intriguing experience for many others. So many... More 

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gent/belgium
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We loved it! Before entering, we were looking at a curious locomotive making a strange noise. It made us curious. So we entered a world of odd creatures and engines. But what we liked most was the "Infinity Portal" : a very small place where we were surrounded by changing light and soft music, a kind of magical world. Outside... More 

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Weston, Florida
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199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Oamaru is a city way beyond its prime, yet the Steampunk HQ stands out both as an interesting place to visit, a bunch of recovered large scale curios and an interesting glimpse of the city's past. To say it's a bit whimsical is an understatement--as a side note, the admission price seems a little high

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Doha, Qatar
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

With no expectations we entered the Steampunk HQ and had an amazing time. I won't give away its secrets as it is great to explore. I think we took photos of pretty much everything we saw. Had great fun messing around on the organ (a must) and the infinity room blew my mind! It was amazing. Despite loving penguins the... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I am a local and to my shame I had not visited the Steam Punk exhibition before. What a treat, so many exhibits and all interactive. We had fun pushing buttons, turning knobs and discovering another marvel. Such a fun thing to do and I will be back

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Perth, Australia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
67 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The displays and energy of the exhibition and performance. It's possible to spend hours there and I did enjoy seeing Steampunk represented by physical demonstration.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What an imagination - a challenge to the senses. A wacky place to visit. Make sure you visit the infinity room and get the steam locomotive firing on all cylinders.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I think it is impossible get tired of breathtaking NZ views, but that place is totally different! It is worth to see, and I don't think you can find it anywhere else! The staff member is a funny and nice guy, he greeted us nicely and we laughed a lot. I loved the infinity room, by itself it is worth... More 

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Brilliant place to visit,must go into the light room AMAZING.Lots of weird and wacky things to see we have got awesome talent in New Zealand. I hope this place just gets bigger and more mind blowing.Love it.

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