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Steampunk HQ

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Address: 1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+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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So fun for my inventor son

My 9 year old loved this place and my husband amused himself working out where all the sculpture parts were from. I took a heap of reference photos for my son - I am sure this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SHelley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 year old loved this place and my husband amused himself working out where all the sculpture parts were from. I took a heap of reference photos for my son - I am sure this will be an inspiration for coming years. Only $20 for a family - no matter the size (we had 3 kids and grandma included... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited because we'd read about it in the Guardian. Suspend belief and immerse yourself in the experience. I bet you'll come out with a smile on your face! The light show is really worth it!

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Newborough
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to fill in time in a cold wet day. This place is amazing, just loved the whole thing. The portal is incredible. So worth the entrance fee. As regular visitors to Oamaru not sure why we've waited so long to go here. Will return.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 2016 we went too early (opens from 10am) and had to wait til our next trip Mar 2017 to finally get in and it was SO WORTH THE WAIT :) Such a creative concoction of scrap metal, assembled into artistic mind boggling attractive designs ... you have to visit the HIDDEN ROOM ... spun me out - it was... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit unsure but glad we visited this unique place. Eclectic mix of art and imagination. Worth a visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE have see this several times but never entered, boy what have we been missing . It may look from outside a pile of scrap metal but on entering you can see how things have been use to make clever items. Don`t miss the light show. We liked the oversize motor bike , a bit Mad Max .Staff very helpful... More 

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Peterborough, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now here is something for the young and old, a do not miss attraction that will have you wondering what people have to do in their spare time. This Steam locomotive is something from another world and it's great. Just loved it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the $10 price of admission. Fun and interactive. Everyone from 5 to 80 will enjoy this place. Cameras welcome.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique and unusual. Loved the Portal worth the look around just for that. Staff were friendly & helpful. The shirts & sweaters available to purchase are awesome, I took a 18yr old, 16yr old and 6yr old through & all of us enjoyed wandering around. Some amazing art work by locals.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw the road sign that said Oamaru was Steampunk HQ, so thought we would have a look. It is amazing, not suitable for little children I would say, but fascinating. Especially go into the mirror room (at least twice).

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