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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 Part of Oamaru Heritage !!!!!

A must when staying in Oamaru .Great for all the family. Imagination plus and cleverly inventive people . The bikes are a must to see around the Precinct. Dont miss the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Linda H
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Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
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Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A must when staying in Oamaru .Great for all the family. Imagination plus and cleverly inventive people . The bikes are a must to see around the Precinct. Dont miss the opportunity to view the Infinity Room amazing!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place to go really enjoyed all the machine art, the portal room was just amazing and a definite highlight, pity there is more rooms to experience....

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wow what a great way to promote an innovative era. Very hip, funky and tastefully done, will put Oamaru on the map. Worthy of a visit to see the amazing array of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely love, love, loved Steampunk HQ. I loved the creations and took hundreds of photos. The Portal was fantastic and I will definitely be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cheap entry and friendly guys.. I;ve been there more than a couple of times and every time they have something new.. I absolutely love the train engine near the entrance.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Will highly recommend this activity. $20 family entry fee and worth the money. Must go through portal room, great experience. Will definitely go back.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of things to see. Cheap entry. Probably more suited to younger families/kids. Take a look around and above, and you never know what you may see. You can hire cart/bikes from here, reasonably cheap too. Even if you don't go inside, worth a walk around.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Interesting place for a short visit. Interesting use of old equipment and cheap to take a look around. certainly differant

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Unique artwork and interesting setting. You'll not see another place like it. Good for teens and 8-12 year olds.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you in Oamaru you must see the SteampunkHQ. $20 for family pass. It's not massive and we only was in here for 45 minutes but we loved it.

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