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Address: 1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 778 6547
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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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Mad Max on steroids!

This exhibit is so unique that you have to see it! It is like mad max on steroids and the creativity of the artists who created the pieces you have to ask yourself what were these... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit is so unique that you have to see it! It is like mad max on steroids and the creativity of the artists who created the pieces you have to ask yourself what were these people smoking or on? There are two rooms full of unique pieces and an outside yard. It is a good way to spend 45... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting, creative kind of gallery. Massive metal structures with which you can interact. It's a 30 min to 1h fun activity

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eclectic collection of recycled junk! Had my husband captivated. Friendly staff. Weird and wonderful exhibits. Worth the stop if you have time to kill in Oamaru. Look out for their other bits and pieces dotted around by the water front

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to see this collection of Steampunk bits and pieces. More like pieces of art rather than focussing on the clothing and lifestyle. There were plenty of interesting things to do and some great photos to take. Although not in the display, there are plenty of dedicated Steampunk followers generally in the Victorian Precinct. Seen nothing like it... More 

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2 Thank zzrbell
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2016 we visited Steampunk HQ. There were some great fun things to do and some dark and eiry places to discover. A great experience.

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1 Thank Katralee
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Damn this place screams awesomeness! The whole exhibit is a winner, from the Organ to the Portal to the Train and the chopper. We could not get enough of it! Totally worth the small admission price!

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Northlew, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oamaru really is the most unlikely place - weird and wonderful. On the weekend we arrived the town had a special festival - so many locals and visitors dressed up in Steampunk / Victoriana. Best bit of the day was the penny farthing race (yes, really), but also all the costumes and vintage shops. The front of Steampunk HQ is... More 

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1 Thank Holly D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steampunk HQ is pretty epic. It should really be the #1 Attraction of Things to Do in Oamaru because it is so unique and unbelievable.... the brain childs that concocted this weird and wonderful alternate universe have creative minds and lots of time with their welders! Steampunk is all about the past colliding with the future and what the world... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly magically place with wonderful exhibitions and a great friendly and funny stuff! Definitely worth a visit!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolutely amazing place to visit; a must visit for the South Island. Loved the guy that welcomed us and explained about the exhibition. The portal room absolutely blew our minds ,so much so that we had to go back inside again and again! If you have an artistic leaning and enjoy metal sculptures then this is the place for... More 

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