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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Unique and unusual. Loved the Portal worth the look around just for that. Staff were friendly... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Shannon L
Amazing place

Saw the road sign that said Oamaru was Steampunk HQ, so thought we would have a look. It is... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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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
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Saw the road sign that said Oamaru was Steampunk HQ, so thought we would have a look. It is amazing, not suitable for little children I would say, but fascinating. Especially go into the mirror room (at least twice).

1  Thank shearons_mum
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

First time I've seen anything like it. Quite the unique attraction of Oamaru. However saw it all in less than half an hour , and that was looking at everything. When we paid $30 for the 3 of us. We were expecting a smidge more.

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit! I especially liked the portal and the organ. Don't miss "The Portal" - truly amazing !

1  Thank Nadia R
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Drove in from Dunedin - was absolutely not disappointed, and I can't wait to go back to this remarkable town too! (Although, a 20-hour flight usually keeps me pretty far.) You could see this attraction in an hour, but it would be better to park...More

1  Thank i_got_travel_fever
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

It is a cool place and our 5 year old, a big steam punk fan, really enjoyed himself. His 3 year old sister was a little bit scared.

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A quirky wee museum in a quirky wee town! We loved it! Lots of interesting objects to look at and interact with, inside and out. It was loads of fun and not to expensive.

1  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Steam punk isn't really my thing but thought we would have a look and found it rather interesting all the different bits and pieces they had and what everything was made out of, definitely worth a look

1  Thank HLE-94
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
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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