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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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So much fun

Awesome. Friendly staff. So much fun. Loved climbing on the attractions. Not just for kids! Portal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WendySwainson
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London, United Kingdom
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Anarchy in Oamaru

What a cool spot - such a surprise and so creative and fun. Who’d have thought that it lurked here... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GeorgeHulbert
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mad max” (56 reviews)
“infinity room” (29 reviews)
“steam punk” (62 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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"mad max"
in 56 reviews
"infinity room"
in 29 reviews
"steam punk"
in 62 reviews
"scrap metal"
in 17 reviews
"light room"
in 16 reviews
"light show"
in 17 reviews
"steam train"
in 21 reviews
"quirky place"
in 12 reviews
"worth the entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"science fiction"
in 10 reviews
"great fun"
in 20 reviews
"art gallery"
in 11 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"new zealand"
in 22 reviews
"south island"
in 12 reviews
"portal"
in 194 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome. Friendly staff. So much fun. Loved climbing on the attractions. Not just for kids! Portal was great. Pipe organs were a treat. Very reasonably priced. Recommend a lot.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a cool spot - such a surprise and so creative and fun. Who’d have thought that it lurked here? We had a great time discovering the many rooms and great creations throughout this dark warren - including the light portal... well worth a visit!

1  Thank GeorgeHulbert
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic curiosity-inspiring, fun, unique place. It unfolds as you take the time to explore- open doors and pull levers. We adults loved it as much as the kids did. Don’t miss the portal. We would have stayed in Oamaru over night had we...More

1  Thank Napangardi
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been three times now and every time I see something new to photograph. The most unique and unexpected displays. The "Time Warp" room is the coolest thing I've seen! We have a blast taking photos of all of the interesting colors, designs and artwork....More

1  Thank Erin C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here with my 3 kids and they had a good time climbing on all the vehicles and looking at all the odd ball things they have

Thank daniel m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Steampunk HQ is a fascinating interactive museum well worth bringing the whole family to. There are thousands of items - on the floor, walls, ceiling. You can climb on board, play the keyboard, and be gobsmacked at the ingenius way everything has been put together....More

1  Thank Vonny-Russ2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those places you might accompany your partner under suffrage but actually enjoy it. Lots of old machinery and equipment actfully re purposed. Loved the time travel machine. Though obviously the die hard steampunk fans get the most out of this, if...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What and unexpected find! we visited April 2018 and would highly recommend this to anyone passing through here, ten dollars pp is very affordable especially if you like steampunk or similar,

Thank Leanne D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a bizarre place to visit. So different from anything else I have ever seen, and so was cool place to visit. My partner loved it. I was less of a fan, but it takes less than 30 mins to walk around (there...More

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time trying all of the cool steam powered stuff out front. Be sure to bring some coins to run these so you can enjoy.

Thank sakasslers
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rtpana
5 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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