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“Interesting place ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ
Ranked #2 of 30 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.
Deloraine, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting place ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steam punk isn't really my thing but thought we would have a look and found it rather interesting all the different bits and pieces they had and what everything was made out of, definitely worth a look

Visited March 2017
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Oamaru. It's quirky and fun. You are encouraged to interact with all you see, climbing on things, pressing buttons and all sorts. Some parts are like being in a Mad Max movie. There is a room you go into and it's filled with mirrors and lights and music and this is amazing. It's $10 to get in and well worth it. We had great fun.

Visited March 2017
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Why not?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting NZ is mostly about the great outdoors, but this was a welcome change. I can only speculate it was put together by someone with access to unlimited quantities of both industrial scrap and psychedelic drugs. It stands out all the more for being located in Oamaru, a little town otherwise remarkable only for its Victorian quarter.

Visited February 2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“weird but great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worthwhile visit to this crazy and quirky place. A must to see if you go to Oamaru. Interesting for ladies too.

Visited March 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing imaginings!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the few rocks on the beach thing (Moeraki Boulders)... then came here and were blown away! What an amazing use of left brain imaginings. The light show takes you to a whole new world. Must see! Highly recommended. Well done guys.

Visited March 2017
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