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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Glad I went to suss this place out. Was minta! Well done to all the artists who made Steampunk Hq... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendy D
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Good Fun

If you are a Steampunk punk, this is a MUST see attraction. While here, be sure to check the old... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
actsclan
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Dunedin, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mad max” (52 reviews)
“steam buns” (58 reviews)
“scrap metal” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I went to suss this place out. Was minta! Well done to all the artists who made Steampunk Hq what it is. I loved the interactive pieces like the organ and The Portal. Cheers

1  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a Steampunk punk, this is a MUST see attraction. While here, be sure to check the old Oamaru Precinct, which ties in well with the SteamPunk theme

1  Thank actsclan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit this attraction for a long time. What a disappointment. It was a pile of dusty old stuff that was so poorly lit that you could hardly see anything. Lots of stuff had switches on them and you would expect...More

Thank liz m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we checked out Steam Punk HQ today. It was cold & rainy which set the atmosphere & made it all the more mysterious. So different to anything you've ever seen art wise. Unique blends of metal & scraps to create masterpieces. Definitely creates an...More

Thank Missy A E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look just for the quirky stuff inside. The portal is definitely worth a visit. Very inexpensive and somewhere like no other.

Thank victoriaal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily spend an hour here - lots to look at and marvel at the creations. Really enjoyed the light room! Great photo opportunities and no issues with taking photos.

Thank Luxgb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks like it should be cool but it isn’t. It is expensive to boot. I put $2 in to see an airship “come to life”. All that happened was a little bit of steam. The airship didn’t move. Sorry I stopped- thought it...More

Thank Meredith M
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I will be honest, this place really did not appeal to me but was a rainy day activity for the kids. Definitely was full of lots of quirky “art” which our kids really enjoyed. Especially loved the interactive art works including “The Portal”. Entry fee...More

Thank Mewett_Family
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is fascinating. At only $20 for a family ticket it is great value and well worth a visit. Our 10 and 12 year olds were enthralled. Artworks by Chris Meder were a particular highlight but everything there was fascinating. The historic area it...More

1  Thank SouthernDuo
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Cool to see and play in. Guests are invited to interact with all the displays and the the portal is the best!

Thank BSM56F
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rtpana
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
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Shazster
16 February 2016|
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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 :)
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Tehanw
13 January 2016|
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$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family
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