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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Oxy-moronical

Steam enthusiast? The run in the opposite direction from this waste of space. Save yourself 10... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stephen b
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
inventive and witty IndustroArt

Artists have recycled industrial debris into witty, comical and smart art. It is clever, amusing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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Newcastle, Australia
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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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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 days ago via mobile

Steam enthusiast? The run in the opposite direction from this waste of space. Save yourself 10 bucks in the process. Interesting building in the “Victorian Quarter” of town it’s basically a collection of junk in two rooms and the backyard purporting to be a serious...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Artists have recycled industrial debris into witty, comical and smart art. It is clever, amusing and well worth a visit.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was interesting, different, unusual. Would recommend as something different to do on a trip through the region.

Thank Kath M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Few less things to see from las time a couple of years ago. But still loved it. Recommend seeing this place if passing through.

1  Thank Jaki C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit...takes about 40 minutes and it is so hands on, it makes it fun. Quirky and creative.

1  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. So unusual and lots to see do and play with. Love the steam train and the light room. So many things to take photos of everywhere you turn. Can touch and play with things and climb over things. Will go back again...More

1  Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect from that place. Via bookme I've got a $5 deal and I was keen to go. Still not sure what for words to use but I loved to explore the place and the backyard and all the art...More

Thank Peggy P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited Steam punk HQ. It is a fun place to go and very reasonably priced. We loved the Portal - a room with mirrors and light. We also enjoyed hiring the four person bike.

1  Thank RangioraTravellers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steampunk HQ, the old train and other salvaged relics are stunning and amusing and reflect the offbeat feel of this gorgeous city

1  Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my 2 Young’s kids. Pretty fun, but I think older kids may enjoy it more. Plenty of great photo opp!!

Thank edward62580000
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rtpana
5 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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