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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Always a good visit.

Love this place. Few less things to see from las time a couple of years ago. But still loved it... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Jaki C
via mobile
Great value

Interesting place to visit...takes about 40 minutes and it is so hands on, it makes it fun. Quirky... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Michelle W
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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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"mad max"
in 55 reviews
"infinity room"
in 29 reviews
"steam punk"
in 60 reviews
"light room"
in 16 reviews
"scrap metal"
in 15 reviews
"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"
in 10 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"new zealand"
in 21 reviews
"south island"
in 12 reviews
"portal"
in 194 reviews
"organ"
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Few less things to see from las time a couple of years ago. But still loved it. Recommend seeing this place if passing through.

1  Thank Jaki C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Interesting place to visit...takes about 40 minutes and it is so hands on, it makes it fun. Quirky and creative.

1  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Love this place. So unusual and lots to see do and play with. Love the steam train and the light room. So many things to take photos of everywhere you turn. Can touch and play with things and climb over things. Will go back again...More

1  Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I had no idea what to expect from that place. Via bookme I've got a $5 deal and I was keen to go. Still not sure what for words to use but I loved to explore the place and the backyard and all the art...More

Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Steam punk HQ. It is a fun place to go and very reasonably priced. We loved the Portal - a room with mirrors and light. We also enjoyed hiring the four person bike.

1  Thank RangioraTravellers
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Steampunk HQ, the old train and other salvaged relics are stunning and amusing and reflect the offbeat feel of this gorgeous city

1  Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my 2 Young’s kids. Pretty fun, but I think older kids may enjoy it more. Plenty of great photo opp!!

Thank edward62580000
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

What am amazing place. The organ is amazing and the outside area is indeed a play area for adults. A must do if you want to something different

1  Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

The light portal was an an absolute highlight. Interesting exhibits and interactive. Nothing else like it in NZ. The lady on the front counter was very warm and welcoming

Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It was definitely one of those active art exhibitions where you needed to play with the buttons to bring things alive. There are some amazing art works in progress and it was great to read about the visiting artists staring projects for others to grow...More

1  Thank GMTK
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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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