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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Steampunk geek mind blow!!

This is must if you are in Oamaru!! The locals take great pride in Steampunk and the headquarters... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile

Heard so much about this place BUT was rather disappointed with our visit. Good point only charged... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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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 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is must if you are in Oamaru!! The locals take great pride in Steampunk and the headquarters is brilliant. The interactive features are great and the works are bizarre but really creative. You have to try the portal!! This is great fun.

1  Thank Nigel2312
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Heard so much about this place BUT was rather disappointed with our visit. Good point only charged for a family entrance fee. 1/2 hour and we were back outside. Disjointed, no order and no explanation to exhibit. The "back yard" was a waste of time...More

Thank NZfour
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a fun attraction full of interesting creations and some just plain weird sculptures but I enjoy weird stuff. We'll be back for the Steampunk Festival in the near future.

1  Thank Seattle-Maddog
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool place. Even my young kids enjoyed the visit (8,10,12ys). Plenty of Interactive stuff to do. I think it was worth the $20 entry for our family of 5. We spent around 45 minutes there.

1  Thank dallas3276
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My 9 year old loved this place and my husband amused himself working out where all the sculpture parts were from. I took a heap of reference photos for my son - I am sure this will be an inspiration for coming years. Only $20...More

1  Thank SHelley H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We visited because we'd read about it in the Guardian. Suspend belief and immerse yourself in the experience. I bet you'll come out with a smile on your face! The light show is really worth it!

1  Thank rocciojs
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

What a great way to fill in time in a cold wet day. This place is amazing, just loved the whole thing. The portal is incredible. So worth the entrance fee. As regular visitors to Oamaru not sure why we've waited so long to go...More

1  Thank Kiwijetter
Reviewed 4 April 2017

In 2016 we went too early (opens from 10am) and had to wait til our next trip Mar 2017 to finally get in and it was SO WORTH THE WAIT :) Such a creative concoction of scrap metal, assembled into artistic mind boggling attractive designs...More

1  Thank LizzieSlothouber
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I was a bit unsure but glad we visited this unique place. Eclectic mix of art and imagination. Worth a visit

Thank DSandLD
Reviewed 1 April 2017

WE have see this several times but never entered, boy what have we been missing . It may look from outside a pile of scrap metal but on entering you can see how things have been use to make clever items. Don`t miss the light...More

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Has anybody taken a shore excursion from Dunedin to spend the day in Oamaru? Any recommendations?
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
Hi, Would like to check on wheelchair access please...
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 :)
Entry cost adult and 1child
13 January 2016|
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family