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Steampunk HQ

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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Clever, crazy and awesome

We really enjoyed SteampunkHQ and spent a lot longer there than we expected. There is so many... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
KiwiBruce2015
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Punky merge

I thought this was really cool and well worth a visit if you're in Oamaru. A bit of... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Pepparmynta
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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%
Travellers talk about
“mad max” (55 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (59 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We really enjoyed SteampunkHQ and spent a lot longer there than we expected. There is so many interesting things to see and interact with. A must do experience!

1  Thank KiwiBruce2015
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I thought this was really cool and well worth a visit if you're in Oamaru. A bit of diesel-cyber-postap-steampunk.

Thank Pepparmynta
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

My wife and I literally stumbled into this place and took the chance to pay the entry and enjoyed the experience. Some really interesting pieces on show. Very hands on. Absolutely loved the Steampunk HQ.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This is an odd place. This was our first taste of Steampunk and it is definitely interesting. The “museum” is quirky and eccentric, with some clever interactive exhibits. “The Portal” was a massive highlight! Worth checking it out. Don’t forget your $2 coin for the...More

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This is a strange and interesting place. Never heard of Steam Punk but really enjoyed the sculptures and old stuff. The Portal Room was worth going into. Because of the rain we didn't get to see much outside but the entry charge was worth it....More

Thank Peonie49
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Most of the stuff here was really cool. The first couple of rooms were just old stuff but still interesting. The mirror room and outside was quite awesome

Thank Victor I
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The look of this place draws you in! My partner says "shall we have a look" and so we did. The fun Irish gurl that welcomed us was just lovely (even after my partner called her American) she was great in explaining what was what....More

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

After seeing the boulders, only 20 minutes down/up the road and then a visit to Oamaru, with its stunning buildings.... The icing on the cake is Steampunk Headquarters. Take a look, if you love weird/quirky/bizzare things, this is the perfect spot! (Surprisingly cheap too). I've...More

1  Thank IanGBradford
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Worth a stop if you need a break from the weather. It's a cute little place that feels a bit like an art museum, only for the world's weirdest artwork.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Definitely strange and not for everyone but we found the 2 times we have been interesting, some cool exhibits, light room was awesome the first time we saw it but the second time the mirrors needed cleaned and the affect was not as good.

1  Thank Yessiryousir
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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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