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Steampunk HQ

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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Something Different

Steampunk HQ is an interesting place to visit although there weren't too many exhibits. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelwithting
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Steampunk Heaven

We stumbled across this gem of a place over easter weekend as we were heading through Oamaru & took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stony6
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Hokitika, 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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mad max” (55 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (59 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"
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"infinity room"
in 29 reviews
"steam punk"
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"light room"
in 15 reviews
"scrap metal"
in 15 reviews
"worth the entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"light show"
in 17 reviews
"steam train"
in 20 reviews
"quirky place"
in 12 reviews
"science fiction"
in 9 reviews
"whole family"
in 8 reviews
"art gallery"
in 10 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"new zealand"
in 21 reviews
"south island"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steampunk HQ is an interesting place to visit although there weren't too many exhibits. The building looks big but the actual exhibits only occupied two floors. Steampunk HQ is located next to Victorian Precinct and is something unique for everybody. I would recommend to purchase...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this gem of a place over easter weekend as we were heading through Oamaru & took a quick detour to see the historic victorian area. Our boys aged 10 & 15yrs & the engineer hubby were in steampunk heaven. Some really fab...More

1  Thank Stony6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect, the entry was really good at only $10 pp. It blew me away, quirky, fun, interactive, very Mad Max. Fun and interesting for all ages

1  Thank Lyn A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled past the building and were struck by the sculptures outside. We are no more aware of the steampunk culture as the average citizen but thought for ten dollars it is worth a look. Inside there are three rooms with large and small sculptures...More

1  Thank woodyguthrie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely surprise in amongst lots of metal and darkness then the fabulous light and music show! So happy! Could have stayed there for hours. Is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank dljobe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun way to pass an hour - great displays of ingenuity by obviously passionate people 😃 the Steampunk movement is unique and this museum Headquarters is a real testament to their fandom. Definitely worth visiting, especially for the final room.....

1  Thank Viv S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands on fun for adults and young. Very resonable prices to get in. Spent a couple of hours exploring the place. Do a second walk thru when you have “finished”, you are guaranteed to find something you didnt see first time! Will visit again next...More

1  Thank donna b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$10 pp to walk through the rooms and outside area. Very unique and weird creations, kind of reminds me of mad men with welders running crazy! The light room was my favourite, simple but well done. A little musty inside so might trigger allergies if...More

1  Thank bellaQld
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look. Interactive and fun. Amazing ideas and work. Touch and experience everything. Finished with very yum ice cream made especially for them.

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with friends and our kids aged 5, 6 and 7 years old. The kids LOVED it! They could of stayed for hours! Great way to entertain them by exploring all the instalments and best part is they are encouraged to touch, climb...More

1  Thank AngeMcNabb
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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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