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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Must see and enjoyable place

My husband and I visited this place and enjoyed very much. It was good to remember about things... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Sinora P
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Ramla, Israel
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Cool place

Cool place to visit. The portal was the best, could go in that one and be amazed several times... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
ToveM153
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Skovde, Sweden
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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%
Travellers talk about
“mad max” (53 reviews)
“steam buns” (58 reviews)
“scrap metal” (14 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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"steam engine"
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"quirky place"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"light show"
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"mirror room"
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"great fun"
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"out of this world"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this place and enjoyed very much. It was good to remember about things from past. The portal experience was exelant.

1  Thank Sinora P
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Cool place to visit. The portal was the best, could go in that one and be amazed several times. Cheap prices and sweet as bikes for rent. A little bit too small, and would have wished for a few more interactive stations.

Thank ToveM153
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Parked up outside in interest and decided to miss out on a round at the local for the cost of this. Glad the risk paid off, what an amazing creative little piece of magic. For ten dollars an hour whizzed past. The staff are friendly...More

2  Thank travelsuitcase2000
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved the Steampunk HQ. Some really interesting pieces on show. Very hands on, loved being able to climb up on the train, bikes etc. Also made it fun for our 4 year old daughter! I had no idea she would have so much fun...More

Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Step back and Google at what might may have been in Victorian times.great entertainment for everyone. At the train at the entrance, don't be tight, put your hand in your pocket and find a 2 dollar gold coin and insert, and see what happens.

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We hade never heard about the Steampunk HQ before stopping by chance in Oamari on our way North. We decided to try our luck and pay the entrace fee without any expectation. It's been a really nice suprise and we apreciated spending a our wandering...More

Thank Ronny_H_A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

As the name implies, this is a punky, quirky museum. It is a science fiction version of how the 19th-century Victorian period could have been. Much of the weird art and sculptures were created from recycled industrial machinery and equipment. A portal to a futuristic,...More

Thank KodoDrummer
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into this place and took the chance to pay the entry, well what a wonderful surprise! Highly recommend to all ages, fascinating place, very creative minded people around. We will be telling all our friends to visit at least once in there life,...More

2  Thank James P
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We were looking forward to seeing this and it was one of the main reasons for visiting Oamaru. Some great designs and ideas, but poorly presented, suggesting more a triumph of style over content. Seem to be more into marketing the style which it all...More

Thank limegreen07
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This really is a place to visit. The displays are out of this world and have been created with much thought. Old engines and bits and pieces create some weird and wonderful artifacts. Definately recommended

1  Thank Janet F
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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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