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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Fun place

This is a must visit in Oamaru. It's quirky and fun. You are encouraged to interact with all you... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Amanda C
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
via mobile
Why not?

Visiting NZ is mostly about the great outdoors, but this was a welcome change. I can only speculate... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
St Albans, United Kingdom
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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 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit in Oamaru. It's quirky and fun. You are encouraged to interact with all you see, climbing on things, pressing buttons and all sorts. Some parts are like being in a Mad Max movie. There is a room you go into...More

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visiting NZ is mostly about the great outdoors, but this was a welcome change. I can only speculate it was put together by someone with access to unlimited quantities of both industrial scrap and psychedelic drugs. It stands out all the more for being located...More

1  Thank ThFerret
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Worthwhile visit to this crazy and quirky place. A must to see if you go to Oamaru. Interesting for ladies too.

1  Thank Melanieh910
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We did the few rocks on the beach thing (Moeraki Boulders)... then came here and were blown away! What an amazing use of left brain imaginings. The light show takes you to a whole new world. Must see! Highly recommended. Well done guys.

1  Thank Hugh F
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were two 30-year olds and a 72 year old, visiting just because we wanted to stop somewhere on the way to Dunedin and this looked too weird to miss. We showed up thinking we had about an hour until closing, but we forgot it...More

1  Thank Canada-Oz
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visiting Oamaru for many years, we have seen a huge amount of hype for Steampunk HQ. We were disappointed when we finally visited it. There were a few interesting exhibits, but mostly a lot of old stuff with little explanation. I found a lot of...More

Thank aps_73
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Did not really understand this art concept before entering and l do not have a clue after going around the Steam punk museum.lt would be helpful if there was a commentary or someone to explain its origins and goals. To the layman it just looks...More

Thank barbelbasher
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Don't get me wrong, the place is interesting - but I think the most interesting item is the steam engine outside the building which you can set in motion for the cost of $1.00 (or was it $2.00?!). There's a variety of quirky stuff inside...More

Thank KerryKC
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Oamaru is such a great place to visit and this attraction is one of the many reasons. We enjoyed this quirky place and loved the portal experience that we kept going back for more. The whole place is an amazing piece of art.

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Interesting place to visit but even more fun is the tuk tuks you can hire just at the entrance. We rode around the waterfront and through town. Loads of fun. ( and exercise )

1  Thank Stormpipes
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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