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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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This place is an art display, I wouldn't take any negative comments to seriously as it won't appeal... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2014
Kenger1958
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Brilliant!

A weird collection of old junk, made into a wonderfully creative and fascinating alternate world... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2014
kdtotara
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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%
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“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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"worth the entry fee"
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This place is an art display, I wouldn't take any negative comments to seriously as it won't appeal to everyone. I'll be going back when I'm down that way again. Loved it.

Thank Kenger1958
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A weird collection of old junk, made into a wonderfully creative and fascinating alternate world. Well worth the entry fee... and don't hesitate with the $2 slot machines either - all good fun!

1  Thank kdtotara
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Excellent value for money, just $10. You can take as long as you like and take as many photos as you like. We spent over 2 hours and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

My hubby and i visited this place while on holidays last month. The weather was dark, rainy, windy and cold, but this only added to how awesome this place... If you love anything arty, quirky, dark and mysterious.. this is 'the bomb'. The low cost...More

Thank Dionne C
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Bang for Buck This was one of the highlights of my recent visit to NZ. Take my advice and drop the ladies off in town, for a spot of shopping, plenty of coffe dhops to meet up after an hour. Allow about an hour, be...More

Thank Stewart W
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Well worth a trip to Oamaru to see! We will be back again one day as I'm sure I would have missed some things due to there being so much to see. It was value for money at a reasonable price. So nice to be...More

Thank Toni W
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Rough and weird metal art. Hard to describe; sculptures, old stuff, retro, textures, lighting all combine for something between a ghost train show, art and a junk yard. I love abstract and rustic textures (my abstract style is reflected in my photos; google "cleansurf2 flickr")....More

Thank Celle01
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Inside and outside there is enough to see and the artist did a good job to show it for free to us. We liked the man at the building but also the train was special to walk at the top.

Thank georgebilthoven
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

It's pretty cool and creates a lot of excitement to your vacation pictures. You can spend as much time there if you want, in 5 min you can get the picture. But it takes hours to see it all.

1  Thank Alexander L
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Went there today and didnt really know what to expect.was blown away with it all,especially the statues and artwork.our guide named rambo was very helpful and friendly.it was really interesting and so different with lots of surprises along the way.if you visit oamaru then make...More

Thank lynne204
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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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