Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ, Oamaru: Address, Phone Number, Steampunk HQ Reviews: 4.5/5

Steampunk HQ
4.5
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Sally C
Napier, New Zealand43 contributions
Actually cool
Mar 2021 • Couples
A really reasonably priced activity that gives everyone in the family the opportunity to be as inquisitive and wowed as they want. It's junky and mechanical and wonderful all at once. Such a cool hour or so spent here. Hats off to the creators.
Written 7 March 2021
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Lesley W
Christchurch, New Zealand53 contributions
Very clever place
Feb 2021
It was somewhere we had tried to visit a few times, finally got there at opening time of 10.00... for $10 per adult is a good price for what you get... lots to look at, lots to try and do go to the Portal.. very pretty.
Written 1 March 2021
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Camda
Wellington, New Zealand561 contributions
Worth a look
Feb 2021 • Family
Mixed bag. Nothing quite like it I imagine anywhere else in the world. Reasonable price of $10 NZ so didn’t mind. Spent an hour. Best part was ‘The Portal’ a light exhibition. As other reviewers have said, could be expanded upon a lot more but all money I guess. Mixed bag.
Written 22 February 2021
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Reinhard G
Mapua, New Zealand128 contributions
Funny museum with little explanation
Feb 2021
This is funny place, a bit dark and not easy to see the exhibits and sometimes not really easy to find out what this should tell.
Written 19 February 2021
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medievalscot
Havelock North, New Zealand98 contributions
You have to steampunk in Oamaru
Nov 2020
Oamaru is famous for its love of steampunk and you have to visit Steampunk HQ when exploring the town. It is fun and quirky and will appeal to young and old alike. Staff are helpful and wheelchair accessibility is overall really good.
Written 8 January 2021
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Oskar_Baxter
Canterbury Region, New Zealand294 contributions
Unusual but Interesting
Jan 2021 • Couples
If you are the least bit curious about steampunk this is worth a visit. That said I think that the exhibits could be better displayed and explained. As it is set up now, some displays are interesting while some are just junk.
Written 7 January 2021
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BarbarajrB
Otaki, New Zealand10 contributions
Over the top rating
Jan 2021 • Family
Best thing we did on our trip. $10 for an amazing experience. The steam organ is great. Kids loved it! And us adults. Go to the steam punk park at the wharf too.
Written 6 January 2021
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Courtney
3 contributions
Loved it
Jan 2021 • Family
Awesome place for kids and the adults too. The mirror room was amazing and was definitely our favourite part. Also we loved the park next to steampunk, very cool.
Written 4 January 2021
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GreatTraveller2014
Wellington, New Zealand84 contributions
Unusual!
Oct 2020
Hard to describe except that you will never see anything like it anywhere else! Hubby loved it - if you are mechanically minded then you will love it.
Written 1 January 2021
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Youngone51
New Plymouth, New Zealand512 contributions
Lots of fun
Dec 2020 • Couples
This attraction was lots of fun. Lots of things to look at and also to do. Younger children will enjoy playing the organ. One thing not to miss is the portal. Make sure you read the instructions before you go in, we didn’t, as that will make the experience even better. A good experience.
Written 28 December 2020
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