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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Brilliant fun visit

Great crack and the wrote room video downstairs is brilliant, as is the portal. Well worth going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ewan S
Abingdon, United Kingdom
via mobile

For a sci fi geek like me this place is absolutely amazing , well worth a visit - the time portal... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
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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%
Travellers talk about
“mad max” (50 reviews)
“scrap metal” (14 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great crack and the wrote room video downstairs is brilliant, as is the portal. Well worth going and one of the (only) highlights for me on the lower East coast

1  Thank Ewan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a sci fi geek like me this place is absolutely amazing , well worth a visit - the time portal is awesome

2  Thank 854phillipo
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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

1  Thank Aurania2
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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 1 August 2017 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 31 July 2017 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 25 July 2017 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
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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