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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
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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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The family had a great time at the HQ, so many interesting things and stories to go with them. We spent afew hours looking around. Spent few dollars at night lighting up the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lambertus K
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The family had a great time at the HQ, so many interesting things and stories to go with them. We spent afew hours looking around. Spent few dollars at night lighting up the Train, money well spent. Give it a try.

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1 Thank Lambertus K
Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Steampunk Museum, Omura, NZ. So much fun! Rich in imagination and all our favorite old machines and gauges repurposed as otherworldly life forms, extraordinary vehicles, and automatons of alchemy. In front of the building, itself a historic port warehouse, are several big exhibits that activate with insertion of a two-dollar coin.

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1 Thank GapYearFolks
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having never heard of Steampunk before I was intrigued when I came upon this Oamaru icon! Stepping inside was like entering another world...and a fascinating one at that. Reasonable entry fee and lots to see. My favourites were the giant motorbike and the 'portal' (I went in three times!!!) well worth a visit

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Thank Sarah W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun experience which the whole family enjoyed. Really good value at only $20 for the whole family. Kids loved exploring and trying things out - No signs saying "don't touch"!! Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Mike D
Brisbane Region, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been travelling to to Oamaru to visit this Kiwi in-laws for 15 years, but hadn't been back since 2008. Was surprised to discover this place had been established in what is normally a very staid and bleak town. I've always felt the Victorian District in Oamaru could be a potential epicentre of an urban rebirth for the creative sector, and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Steampunk HQ twice in last couple of months with different out of town friends.On both occasions we have been met and welcomed with the HQ facilities explained to us. Hired a 4 wheel bike for a tour around the harbour area which was very enjoyable and we were told the things to see and do.I strongly recommend... More 

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1 Thank Yvonne B
Auckland, NZ
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a quirky, fun experience where you can see all sorts of things made out of left over metal in the Steampunk style. I especially loved the organ, and don't miss The Portal!

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea what to expect just liked the look of the engine outside! Entry price reasonable at $10 we entered a world of science fiction meets sculpture meets engineering meets quirky, and fun. It stretches your imagination and tempts you in to interact and become part of it all. The portal is a mindblowing experience of light and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of New Zealand's most interesting attractions for both the artist and the technician. The "Portal Room" is a wonderful experience- you will go back in for a "replay".Gives one a good idea as to what to do with all the stuff in his basement. A bargain at ten dollars.

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1 Thank SandInMyShoes747
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275 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value at $10. We spent an enjoyable hour looking around. Its a fairly unique experience, sort of Mad Max meets the occult. Plenty of things to play with and spot. Worth walking around twice as you will spot different things.

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