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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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pretty cool

...I can really recommend a visit in the steampunk hq, it's like a holiday from holiday :-), crazy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Speciaal
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Germany
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Way more fun than I anticipated

Three of us went. A 60+ year old mom and her two adult sons. This place was fascinatingly weird... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DanielH1981
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Singapore, Singapore
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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%
Travellers talk about
“mad max” (55 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (59 reviews)
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...I can really recommend a visit in the steampunk hq, it's like a holiday from holiday :-), crazy and creative!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went. A 60+ year old mom and her two adult sons. This place was fascinatingly weird and a lot of fun! The Portal Room was my favourite, by far. Unfortunately, one of the main creative minds behind the museum passed away in...More

1  Thank DanielH1981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went in for a look around. The cost is reasonable. It is a very interesting place. I have heard of steampunk before but was not really sure what it meant until our tour. If you are invested is is a good...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I went on A busy Saturday. Absolutely live the building’s appearance, probably my favourite part of the experience. Surreal looking. The exhibits inside were so different they were very interesting. The interactive exhibits were brilliant, and The Portal was particularly cool. The outside...More

1  Thank David P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went a couple of years ago and found it fascinating. Took a friend and nothing had changed except you couldn't go down stairs this time to see the rest of it. A bit disappointing.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed wandering around looking at the 'art'. Particularly the larger items on display outside. Definitely worth paying the $10 pp entrance fee to support such a unique attraction. The organ was great!

1  Thank TheSnakebite
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

An eclectic mix of metal sculptures, some working. Try the organ and go into the light display. Better than expected!

1  Thank freddielola
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Loved this place, such fun to wander, watch and tinker. Interactive displays and surprises at every turn. Take a couple of hours to make the most of it. Photograph or video the train out the front at night to capture the lights

2  Thank AlisonDenton
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My wife and I discovered this museum whilst stopping off in Oamaru. It was a great find. Although not particularly large, the exhibits are interesting and creative. I thought the place was mad and I loved it!

1  Thank Maths1968
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is weid and wonderful and a very interesting and is a really interesting and crazy experience, well worth checking this out.

1  Thank lindosladies
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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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