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Steampunk HQ

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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Super cool!

The infinity room was the highlight of this place. A bit pricey for what you get, though. So... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2014
Jason H
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New York City, New York
Very dangerous for young children

Didn't find it interesting one bit! There were nails sticking out of wood, old metal lying... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2014
Chloe M
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mad max” (55 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

The infinity room was the highlight of this place. A bit pricey for what you get, though. So bizarre that this is in the middle of a quiet town in New Zealand!

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Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

Didn't find it interesting one bit! There were nails sticking out of wood, old metal lying everywhere! So not really suitable for young children and anyone could hurt themselves very easily by standing on a nail. Don't know how they are allowed to have that!!...More

Thank Chloe M
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

If you are travelling down the east coast of the south island, make sure you get to visit Steampunk HQ in Oamaru. The town is fab too! Even if you are not a Steampunk fan, if you like quirky, visit here. A must is the...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2014

The ticket price is almost worth it for the "infinity portal" - it appealed to the nerdy kid I never quite left behind.

1  Thank Alice W
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

Industrial and manufacturing type equipment turned into art. Anything from old black and white television sets in an interactive display to saw blades and pistons pumping and lights and mirrors. A lot to look at so take your time or you will miss something. Turning...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This is as much "a must do" as the Penguins are in Oamaru. You could take ages looking at all the unusual "Art" and quirkiness that is in there but we went around in about 45 minutes as we had a 7yr who will spend...More

Thank AndrewNZ76
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Had no idea what to expect. The outside gave a hint, with the old train etc, but amazing what you can turn old machinery into. Got good instructions at door. Good price $10 adult, $2 children. The infinity room was really cool. Worth a visit,...More

Thank Jo P
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

A bit strange and the Infinity Portal was too short to really enjoy. The exhibits were a bit odd and the price was a bit much. For enthusiasts really.

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

The infinity portal makes the place, it's very mesmerising! I think I would feel a bit cheated if I'd gone there and paid ten bucks entry and that hadn't been a part of it. I enjoy the whole idea behind steampunk but I think it...More

Thank AFlower_1
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

WE weren't sure what we were going to discover. Not good if you have asthma as inside is cold, dusty, musty adds to the atmosphere. preferred to few sculptures outside. Light show was good. Only $2- for kids entry - no toilet.

Thank lohchick
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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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