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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Really weird but interesting

Well worth a look just for the quirky stuff inside. The portal is definitely worth a visit. Very... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
victoriaal
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le busseau france
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Lots to look at!

You can easily spend an hour here - lots to look at and marvel at the creations. Really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Luxgb
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Gold Coast, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mad max” (53 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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"worth the entry fee"
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"out of this world"
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth a look just for the quirky stuff inside. The portal is definitely worth a visit. Very inexpensive and somewhere like no other.

Thank victoriaal
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

You can easily spend an hour here - lots to look at and marvel at the creations. Really enjoyed the light room! Great photo opportunities and no issues with taking photos.

Thank Luxgb
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This place looks like it should be cool but it isn’t. It is expensive to boot. I put $2 in to see an airship “come to life”. All that happened was a little bit of steam. The airship didn’t move. Sorry I stopped- thought it...More

Thank Meredith M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

I will be honest, this place really did not appeal to me but was a rainy day activity for the kids. Definitely was full of lots of quirky “art” which our kids really enjoyed. Especially loved the interactive art works including “The Portal”. Entry fee...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is fascinating. At only $20 for a family ticket it is great value and well worth a visit. Our 10 and 12 year olds were enthralled. Artworks by Chris Meder were a particular highlight but everything there was fascinating. The historic area it...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Cool to see and play in. Guests are invited to interact with all the displays and the the portal is the best!

Thank BSM56F
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Was not sure at first glance down the road, Lady at counter was great and just got better from there. Mix of old - meets steam technology meets punk theme. Very clever and very artistic. Well worth a look, do not miss it

Thank Brett H
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Very interesting a special art and displays. this places add to the charm of Oamaru. The portal is a trip (literally) Ice creams and dress ups are also part of the experience

Thank birdman222015
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Such a great place to visit! So many fascinating things to look at and for kids to explore! Highly recommend it. We went two days in a row.

1  Thank Annie P
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Good but not amazing, a definite must do in Oamaru though. Was only $10 per adult. Should sell some beers in there or something as well, was in and out in about 10 minutes.

Thank Dean690
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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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