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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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Steampunk carzyness

Taking on the dark post apocalyptic steampunk theme, no visit to Oamaru is complete, without the reasonably priced $ visit, to this wild wacky fun, Mad Max themed, dark humored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
Carl D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Taking on the dark post apocalyptic steampunk theme, no visit to Oamaru is complete, without the reasonably priced $ visit, to this wild wacky fun, Mad Max themed, dark humored, displays of sculptures and art.

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1 Thank Carl D
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

well worth a look, a mix of old and art meets science fiction and recyclables. great for a few hours for any age, work out what it is, work out what its made from, work out why?

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1 Thank brett l
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Decided to call in here after some mixed reviews and as it was raining. The place is full of some interesting pieces that have mostly been welded together from old bits of metal. The Japanese tourists seemed to enjoy it more and we were a bit disappointed probably because its really just a lot of old tat and not laid... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

For what it is it was pretty expensive :-/ The mirror room was cool and some of the set ups are interesting but we felt a lot of the things looked half done.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Loved Steampunk HQ. Such a gem in the quaint town of Oamaru. Needs a little upkeep but thoroughly enjoyed all the same.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Only came upon it by accident but it was a highlight with the kids. An indoor and outdoor museum/junkyard filled with fascinating artefacts, sculptures and vehicles made from a variety of scrap metal objects. The portal room - a light and music mirror room - was worth the entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

In an impressive area of Oamaru is the Steampunk HQ. This is full of fun and interesting exhibits. The more you look the more you will discover. Our three year old girl was impressed with the interaction on the displays, spending most of her time on the pipe organ. If you have an hour or so spare pop in and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

this place is incredibly unique, if you are visiting oamaru you will not want to miss this place. so creative, clever and really cheap too! (only $10 for an adult entry). you could spend a good couple of hours in this place :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

If you are a Fan of Steampunk, Mad max movies etc. This is the right place to go for you. If you arent it could be interesting, but not mindblowing. Some Installations are good and detailed Manufaktured. Others arent. For Kids it is surley cool. The admission is quite high adults 10$ but propably it was a lot of work.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing and interesting place this is. The portal room was amazing. The staff were great and fun. If you are in the area this is a must!! The kids and the adults will love it

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