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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Cool place, worth a look

Pretty cool place. Even my young kids enjoyed the visit (8,10,12ys). Plenty of Interactive stuff to... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
So fun for my inventor son

My 9 year old loved this place and my husband amused himself working out where all the sculpture... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
SHelley H
via mobile
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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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“mad max” (50 reviews)
“scrap metal” (14 reviews)
“steam engine” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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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

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Now here is something for the young and old, a do not miss attraction that will have you wondering what people have to do in their spare time. This Steam locomotive is something from another world and it's great. Just loved it.

1  Thank 4x4wheelers
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Worth the $10 price of admission. Fun and interactive. Everyone from 5 to 80 will enjoy this place. Cameras welcome.

1  Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Unique and unusual. Loved the Portal worth the look around just for that. Staff were friendly & helpful. The shirts & sweaters available to purchase are awesome, I took a 18yr old, 16yr old and 6yr old through & all of us enjoyed wandering around....More

1  Thank Shannon L
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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