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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
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
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 especially if you take the coastal roads as suggested prior. Definitely stop off at Moeraki boulders. Great eating places on the way include Fleur's Place iconic seafood restaurant at Moeraki, Vanessa's Cafe at Hampden and Coast Cafe at Kakanui. Oamaru is definitely worth spending 2-3 hours if you have the time. Make your way to the Harbour area park up and walk. There's so much to experience including the artisan galleries in Harbour St (a beautifully preserved Victorian Precinct), Steampunk HQ is a must; a retro futuristic look at a world run by steam powered machinery. You can even hire Pedal Punk four wheel cycles & cruise down to the beautiful Harbour and see the Steampunk Playground and Blue Penguin Colony. That should still give you enough time for the 1 1/2 hour drive back to Dunedin. Look forward to hearing if you come to Oamaru, I think you'll love it. Take care. Jan :)
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 :)