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Weird and awesome!

Loved this place. It was like walking into a game of Bioshock so the gamer in me was having a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cute and surprisingly place to find this

What an unusual place to find this HQ but how lovely it was. Steampunk is an unrated place and an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. It was like walking into a game of Bioshock so the gamer in me was having a blast. We loved the fact we were told to touch everything and play with the exhibits. They were weird and interesting. Loved what people can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an unusual place to find this HQ but how lovely it was. Steampunk is an unrated place and an excellent place to visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would not appeal to everyone. We stumbled across it by accident but found it very interesting however it is quite cold inside the buildings so take a coat if going in winter. Glad we paid the (reasonable - $20 for family with kids under...More

Thank Betty R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see what can be done by recycling metals. Very creative statues and figures. Two rooms to explore inside and one yard outside. A special gimmick of piano. Kids might like it as they can climb outside on some of the old cars. Nice...More

Thank avibrecher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never seen Steampunk close-up before, so this was a new experience for me and my bride. Located in the seaside town of Oamaru, the building that houses this treasure trove of creations is in the heart of the 'old district'. Buildings that were once...More

1  Thank Shayne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Oamaru several times and always thought that steampunk was for a few strange people. However we had some time to kill before our penguin tour so chose to visit Steampunk HQ to fill some time. I am so glad that we...More

2  Thank Bokke_on_tour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to every-bodies taste, but if this looks interesting to you, you will be amazed by this. Do NOT miss The Portal. I walked around the place with my mouth open the whole time. Fabulous +++. I didn't put $2 in any of the slots,...More

2  Thank Jon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any mechanical appreciation this is the place for you! The steampunk hq is a must stop and spend time to look through and touch the exhibits. Play with the organ and experience the portal. You will not be disappointed with the quality...More

1  Thank 1960WarrenW
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you love gadgets and lights, quirky come here, great afternoon outing for the whole family, hands on fun as well.

1  Thank TraceyF1091
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Still undecided about my review. I enjoyed and didn't at the same time. Go on bookme and pick up tickets half price. The light room was worth the $5 I paid. I think you have to try this place to see if it is your...More

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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
16 February 2016|
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 :)
13 January 2016|
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family