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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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WOW its amazing what can be made of scrap metal. A must see for anyone visiting Oamaru. What... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Queenstown, New Zealand
Great for all ages

Just magical. The girl at the front was super friendly and informative about the history. Take your... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mad max” (50 reviews)
“scrap metal” (13 reviews)
“steam engine” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 4 days ago

WOW its amazing what can be made of scrap metal. A must see for anyone visiting Oamaru. What imagination some people have. Especially loved The Portal.

1  Thank Hatzidis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just magical. The girl at the front was super friendly and informative about the history. Take your time to explore all the details. Also you can take all the pictures you want!

1  Thank travelingpenny01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, a photographers dream, being a fine art grunge enthusiast this place is heaven. can't believe the images that can be taken from here, amazing effort from all the artists involved, keep up the great work.

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bizarre and extraordinary, creative visionary shares his wondrous creations. Fun and fascinating for the open minded and curious.

1  Thank Aurania2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before today I never thought much about the steampunk movement but I have to say this place is so cool! Full of beautifully designed creations showcasting true imagination, plenty to look at as well as interact with. Loved the portal, went in three times and...More

1  Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by steampunk hq. Kids found it interesting and interactive. The light/music/mirror room was a highlight.

1  Thank James-Kacey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic wonderful insight into one persons vision of a world with only steam power. So much fun.

1  Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled into this little gem on our way through Oamaru and im really glad we did, the excibits were awesome and well made. The explanations were interesting and helpful. The massive motorbike in the yard outside was my favorite.

1  Thank joshieboi93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting stop for sure, I'm so glad I went in- the art inside is amazing and interactive. Pleasing the the eye as well, 'the vortex' especially. Make sure you don't miss the outside area as well!

1  Thank Tori S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It might not be taken seriously as art, but this warehouse of Steampunk sculpture and installations is worth the admission fee, especially for Steampunk fans. Hands on, so great for all ages. The portal was great - ran it twice. I went in winter, and...More

1  Thank USExPatInNZ
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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