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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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Steampunk was a reccommended stop on our travel down the south island. My goodness, what a freaky, exciting, hands on experience. Once my 4yr after small hesistation at the door walked through he was...can i really touch it! What creative constructions, and so much fun....More
Difficult place to review. If you love make-believe, fantasy and role-playing, then steampunk culture can be entertaining. If you prefer authentic representations then this is not worth a visit. However, the building is a fine example of the period. A shame that all the Victorian...More
Love this place. Everytime I go it presents a new thing to look at. Love the new 'Portal' it was very exciting. took 3 go's to work it right lol. A girlfriend and I enjoyed our look around. Pays to know the nearest toilet in...More
We visited Oamaru on a weekend break and Steampunk HQ was on my to do list. I love quirky things & this fits the bill. Amazing what you can make with scrap and a bit of imagination. Certainly a nice change from the normal Museum...More
The museum is in the Victorian/Historical district so why not? Look for the upended train engine and the airship. Fees for the Museum. Plenty of souvenir stuff (T-shirts, brooches etc) to suit the tourist. Photo-op props and costumes. There's a Steampunk Festival. Check the dates....More
I wasn't really sure what I was going to see when I entered Steampunk HQ. Entry fee for myslf and 2 under 18's was relatively cheap. It is a place which will be of interest to anyone from about 8 years old and up. A...More
Enjoyed seeing the different sets or sculptures, both inside and out.
Some nice little touches, like the fisherman on the roof, and the insects on the side of buildings.
It does edge close to kitsch horror with skulls and creepy hands. That said, there was...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 :)