Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ, Oamaru: Address, Phone Number, Steampunk HQ Reviews: 4.5/5

Steampunk HQ
4.5
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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.
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand390 contributions
May 2022
Art (like beauty) is in the eye of the beholder. Not sure what is going on, but the word quirky comes to mind. It's like Mad Max meets the old Dr Who. Some of the artwork is interactive and a bit of fun. Some of the artwork seems unfinished. Hopefully this will improve in time as there needs to be some WOW factor.
Written 21 May 2022
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kinx81
Hamilton, New Zealand799 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Quirky fun interactive place! $10 admission is reasonable for about an hour of entertainment.

Lots to look at and appreciate the weird and creative souls out there.

Dress warmly as there is no heating and there are outside exhibits as well.

Good gift shop if you’re into the steampunk look.
Written 19 May 2022
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1811027Scott
Auckland, New Zealand168 contributions
Apr 2022
I wasnt that interested initially but visited with keen friends. It was worth a visit and had some interesting features, bit of fun in Oamaru
Written 30 April 2022
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brendafrost
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
Apr 2022
Not sure what we expected when visiting here but not what we thought. Seems to be a collection of a jumble of old tvs, machinery etc set up to look like something out of Dr Who for contacting some parallel universe. If you into that sort of thing probably worth a visit.
Written 26 April 2022
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Grant T
25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We visited this museum after completing the A2O ride and on recommendation of a friend. It is certainly quirky, priced about right and created by minds that are a little scary. It you want an interestingly different e penitence try this one
Written 12 April 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,965 contributions
Feb 2022
I found Steampunk to be amazingly interesting and just so clever. What amazing imaginations made these machines from 'old junk'. It was very clever; I especially loved the light 'cupboard'. It is certainly well worth visiting.
Written 1 March 2022
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BevTonyAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
Feb 2022
Odd but interesting collection of steam inventions.
There are many unusual sights in the collection but is a worthwhile visit
Written 22 February 2022
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AdrienneJ15
Christchurch, New Zealand66 contributions
Feb 2022
I admit I did not go in, having talked to a couple who had been and said "mainly guy stuff". so this review is all about the train! the best $2 I have ever spent in years... the visual and sound effects are so real you feel like it is about to take off. but I think the "coin in slot" area needs to be more prominent. I spoke to people looking at it who had no idea of the option to get the "effects".
Written 17 February 2022
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ballyjune
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions
Jan 2022
Bit disappointed. The place was dark and a bit scary for younger kids. Not that much interaction or things didn't really do much. Could do with a tour guide or more info. The best bit was the amazing room with lights, mirrors and music.
Thought this would be great for my teen son. He was underwhelmed.
Written 24 January 2022
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nina p
Auckland Central, New Zealand34 contributions
Jan 2022
I am not into this kind of "stuff" but thought this was well worth a visit. It really got your imagination going. Felt I could almost hear the Daleks creeping up on me. The Portal was awesome.
Written 12 January 2022
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