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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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A pretty fun 30-45 minutes looking at some out there creations. You'll want to look up steampunk if... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Alex S
via mobile
The portal was out of this world!

The portal was out of this world! It's mid winter so come prepared with thick jackets as there's no... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Lumsden, New Zealand
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A pretty fun 30-45 minutes looking at some out there creations. You'll want to look up steampunk if you don't know it before you go - otherwise you might wonder what he heck is going on! We had a blast and the kids (11 and...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The portal was out of this world! It's mid winter so come prepared with thick jackets as there's no heating. The family ticket price is great value at $20. As adults in a group, sorry but I feel it was a little over priced at...More

Thank shonadixon
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty nice workshop. The exhibits are awesome, it's really interactive and the staff is friendly. The portal was so awesome that we used it twice. Only downside is that it is really small.

Thank NirljaEldar
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to stop and look. Wonderful buildings and great creations. Fantastic imagination.

1  Thank Rhona S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Husband has been interested in steampunk for years, so when we saw the museum we had to go. Its steampunk on a massive scale. Large sculptural creations are everywhere. The building was an old mill so there is lots of room, and they have been...More

1  Thank May1958
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Our family made an impromptu stop here on a wet, freezing cold day and we were glad we stopped in. The museum was edgy, cool, fun and interesting for all of us and we spent an hour exploring the exhibits and having fun interacting in...More

1  Thank 202nicholam
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Had to go back when I revisited Oamaru. Love this place . So much to see and do. Reasonably priced . Friendly and helpful owner. Amazing photo opportunities with unusual features. Highly recommened

1  Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Great if you appreciate art - some weird and wonderful designs. The portal is amazing! This would suit people with aged 5-12 boys for sure; especially if they are into robots etc. $10 per person or $20 for the family.

1  Thank Lealani2000
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to visit with the kids - seemed quite a weird place and a waste of the $20 family entrance fee - I guess one has to understand the sculpture behind these pieces - which are very creative but the storyline behind it all...More

Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

For lovers of steampunk this is the place for you - a must visit on our recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand - great attractions and exhibits and "The Portal" room is not to be missed. The building is not heated so...More

1  Thank Pitty604
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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