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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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So different from anything else

This was such a bizarre place to visit. So different from anything else I have ever seen, and so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dr_Rebecca_P
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London, United Kingdom
Very cool and cool items to purchase.

Had a great time trying all of the cool steam powered stuff out front. Be sure to bring some coins... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sakasslers
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San Antonio, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mad max” (55 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (60 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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"infinity room"
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"steam punk"
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"light room"
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"scrap metal"
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"light show"
in 17 reviews
"steam train"
in 21 reviews
"quirky place"
in 12 reviews
"worth the entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"science fiction"
in 9 reviews
"art gallery"
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"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"new zealand"
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"south island"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a bizarre place to visit. So different from anything else I have ever seen, and so was cool place to visit. My partner loved it. I was less of a fan, but it takes less than 30 mins to walk around (there...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great time trying all of the cool steam powered stuff out front. Be sure to bring some coins to run these so you can enjoy.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with no expectations, wow once there what an amazing site, the amazing things people can make out of scrap, reminded me so much of the Mad Max gear,they have hands on organ, - we’ll worth the cost of only $10. Could not recommend it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great diversion for those driving through. Get out and stretch your legs and wander around the art works. If you like art make from scrap metal or the steam punk aesthetic give it a try

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 29th April. From the outside it gives you a hint of what to expect when you venture inside, not to be missed when you visit Oamaru.

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not really grab the idea behind this. Yes, it is kind of art gallery with focus of using scrap metal to create features refer to futuristic science fiction, using any scrap metal to express and display the ideas from the creators. Nearly all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oamaru one of the most beautiful towns (cities) I have ever seen! I have travelled the World several times Rome, London New York and New Orleans and Greece etc…. and Oamaru is a hidden gem!!! I feel sorry for the many peoples who do not...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weird and wired great fun thing to see . All corners of the building have to be explored . The Vault is a standout

Thank Rodney C
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Steam enthusiast? The run in the opposite direction from this waste of space. Save yourself 10 bucks in the process. Interesting building in the “Victorian Quarter” of town it’s basically a collection of junk in two rooms and the backyard purporting to be a serious...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Artists have recycled industrial debris into witty, comical and smart art. It is clever, amusing and well worth a visit.

Thank John S
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rtpana
6 November 2016|
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Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
Hi there, I have heard that shore excursions to Oamaru are about to start on some cruise liners so check that out. If not, you would have to rent a car in Dunedin and drive the 1 1/2 hours to Oamaru. The drive is scenic... More
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Shazster
16 February 2016|
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Response from LizzieSlothouber | Reviewed this property |
yes its wheelchair accessible BUT you have to be very careful ... as its dark inside ... lots of twists and turns and when you get outside .. the ground is small stones ... a bit of a challenge ... hope that helps :)
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Tehanw
13 January 2016|
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$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family
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