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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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Reminded me of Mad Max

Great attraction. Takes you back a few years. Wierd but wonderful. Pleasant host, would recommend a visit. Potential to be something really fantastic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 April 2012
Rex S
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Museum was interesting and has some fantastic steampunk creations. Outdoor area was a bit of a junk heap, but it is a working factory so understandable. I feel that there is a lot of potential in this place which will hopefully come to fruition in the next few years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

Great attraction. Takes you back a few years. Wierd but wonderful. Pleasant host, would recommend a visit. Potential to be something really fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

A unique eccentric display of recycled large objects, which have been transformed into a dark and Gothic style arty display. It felt like something from a Sci Fi horror film set. The train outside was good but you didn't need to go inside to see that. No photos were allowed inside, which was a shame, but you could take photos... More 

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