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“Not as inspiring as I'd hoped”
Review of Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Faversham, United Kingdom
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“Not as inspiring as I'd hoped”
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Don't get me wrong, the place is interesting - but I think the most interesting item is the steam engine outside the building which you can set in motion for the cost of $1.00 (or was it $2.00?!).

There's a variety of quirky stuff inside but, if I'm honest, my interest waned after the first 10 minutes or so as it was all fairly 'samey'. Some clever use of recycled machinery.

Visited February 2017
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Canberra, Australia
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“Something different but fun”
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Oamaru is such a great place to visit and this attraction is one of the many reasons. We enjoyed this quirky place and loved the portal experience that we kept going back for more. The whole place is an amazing piece of art.

Visited January 2017
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auckland
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“Have a go on the Tuk Tuks”
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Interesting place to visit but even more fun is the tuk tuks you can hire just at the entrance. We rode around the waterfront and through town. Loads of fun. ( and exercise )

Visited February 2017
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“Amazing totally Steampunk!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great place for fans of Steampunk young and old, really inventive and fun exhibits, lots of hands on fun, not boring and no touch. The Portal was excellent. Personally a great inspiration for home decor.
Excellent value for money, really friendly staff.

Visited February 2017
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“Wonderful and special”
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the steampunk HQ. It is a unique place from imaginative individuals.

Entry is not expensive ($10 adults, $2 Kids, $20 family) and there are many art pieces which are special.

Don't miss "the portal", you'll know when you are there (I won't spoil the surprise) and do it a few times.

Visited February 2017
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