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Steampunk HQ

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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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Highly recommend visting. We were very lucky to have squeezed this into our trip, as steam punk isn't really our thing. However as you wonder around, you really appreciate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kelly C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend visting. We were very lucky to have squeezed this into our trip, as steam punk isn't really our thing. However as you wonder around, you really appreciate the creativity & craftsmanship that has gone into each piece. The portal is something Magic! Great for all ages.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we went here it was $20 pp so we didnt go the second time it was half that so we decided to give it a go it was pretty cool but the highlight was the infinity room , sadly it looks like it was started with a hiss and a roar but by the half finished stuff i... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are a couple of rooms of weird stuff plus some stuff on the outside grounds, but we didn't think it was worth the entry fee of $10 each, and you only need 15 minutes to see the whole thing.

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Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very creative and very weird. Went there with my children, but I am not so sure that it is something for small children. The room with the lights is fantastic.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting facade of the site makes for very good photographs. i do not know what's inside though since we didn't enter

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Thank LesY965
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HEAPS to look at and "play" with. We spent well over an hour exploring. Fantastic value for money...$20 for a family. Well worth stopping in Oamaru for!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Steampunk HQ. The exhibits were very clever, interesting and kept our pre-teens very engaged throughout. The price was very family friendly and it was great to visit somewhere out of the ordinary, with a few hands on activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love the creativity here. In my hands the articles making up the exhibits are just junk, but there are some very talented artists who have made a wonderful exhibition.

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Thank Redwoodie
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An experience you should have if you make the effort to visit Oamaru. Novel sculptures and active exibits including an infiniti room. Kids would love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in a beautifully preserved Victorian building, the Steampunk HQ isn't your generic art gallery. It's not minimalistic for your viewing pleasure, there are pieces on the floor, walls and ceilings, which give the gallery it's vibe. The Portal is a trippy and cool room that you must experience. The sculptures, some of which are reminiscent of Mad Max (dieselpunk)... More 

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