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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Incredible - well worth a visit

Some real imagination has gone into this site - you cant help but laugh at some of the impossible... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Joe H
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Masterton, New Zealand
An interesting stopover

I drove from Dunedin to Christchurch and Oamaru is a good stopover place. The Steampunk HQ was... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Joann H
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Hong Kong, China
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mad max” (53 reviews)
“steam buns” (58 reviews)
“scrap metal” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Some real imagination has gone into this site - you cant help but laugh at some of the impossible juxtapositions!

1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I drove from Dunedin to Christchurch and Oamaru is a good stopover place. The Steampunk HQ was quite interesting - something different from the usual museum. Love the portal (I took tonnes of photos inside the room :P)

Thank Joann H
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

If your a little bit zanny and you should be you will love this fantastic attraction. Some fantastic photos taken and still laughing out loud now!!

1  Thank Neil O
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stop and look. Interesting experience for those with an open mind and people will to try new things. The gift shop has a few treasures. The portal was an interesting experience. Opportunities for lots of quirky photos.

1  Thank gordonklan
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Spooky, fun, enchanting, over the top! Steampunk is amazing. In the heart of Oamaru's historic precinct it is a wacky, way out place for anyone of any age to visit and enjoy.

1  Thank Hilary B
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I love steampunk so this might impact my review. Steampunk HQ costs $10 per adult to get in. Well worth it. There are a number of quirky bits and pieces in the main room including a fascinating pipe organ. Give it a go. Also in...More

1  Thank gfsc5
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I promised my daughter I would call in & take a look when we went through Oamaru. I enjoyed it but my wife wasn't so keen. Check out the Project room.....excellent

1  Thank Anthony O
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The outside of this place beckons one to pay the small charge to enter. Interesting approach to metal welding and machines that seem to have come of a Mad Max movie. An entertaining experience.

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I enjoyed the aesthetic or the sculptures and displays; my wife was less keen. But it was inexpensive, and we both thought The Portal mirror and lighting installation was pretty cool

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went with my children (5 & 3.5), some parts were too scary for them - mainly inside, but we spent over an hour outside playing with the old machinery which was a great hit.

Thank Tracey S
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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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