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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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"A must visit when in "Oamaru"

Now here is something for the young and old, a do not miss attraction that will have you wondering what people have to do in their spare time. This Steam locomotive is something... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Peterborough, Australia
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Peterborough, Australia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Now here is something for the young and old, a do not miss attraction that will have you wondering what people have to do in their spare time. This Steam locomotive is something from another world and it's great. Just loved it.

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Sacramento, California
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Worth the $10 price of admission. Fun and interactive. Everyone from 5 to 80 will enjoy this place. Cameras welcome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Unique and unusual. Loved the Portal worth the look around just for that. Staff were friendly & helpful. The shirts & sweaters available to purchase are awesome, I took a 18yr old, 16yr old and 6yr old through & all of us enjoyed wandering around. Some amazing art work by locals.

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Somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Saw the road sign that said Oamaru was Steampunk HQ, so thought we would have a look. It is amazing, not suitable for little children I would say, but fascinating. Especially go into the mirror room (at least twice).

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

First time I've seen anything like it. Quite the unique attraction of Oamaru. However saw it all in less than half an hour , and that was looking at everything. When we paid $30 for the 3 of us. We were expecting a smidge more.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit! I especially liked the portal and the organ. Don't miss "The Portal" - truly amazing !

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Drove in from Dunedin - was absolutely not disappointed, and I can't wait to go back to this remarkable town too! (Although, a 20-hour flight usually keeps me pretty far.) You could see this attraction in an hour, but it would be better to park somewhere which allots you more time so that you can really relax and enjoy it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It is a cool place and our 5 year old, a big steam punk fan, really enjoyed himself. His 3 year old sister was a little bit scared.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

A quirky wee museum in a quirky wee town! We loved it! Lots of interesting objects to look at and interact with, inside and out. It was loads of fun and not to expensive.

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Deloraine, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Steam punk isn't really my thing but thought we would have a look and found it rather interesting all the different bits and pieces they had and what everything was made out of, definitely worth a look

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