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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...more
All reviews mad max steam punk light room scrap metal light show steam train quirky place science fiction great fun entry fee whole family art gallery well worth the visit great place to visit new zealand take photos portal
One member of our group hated it, but it's definitely interesting. Thought the Portal was worth the entrance fee on it's own - beautiful! Some sculpture very clever, some should have been left in the scrapyard.
Wow, just great!
If you are into steampunk or similar, or metal artwork created from "junk"
You just have to visit! Worth the $10 entry. (Though there is a taste of things to see outside and just in)
Interactive, great for young and old!
A load of rusted, old junk? Sometimes you don't need eyes to see, you need vision. Steampunk came about in the late 1800s, early 1900s with the likes of Jules Verne and H G Wells. Whether it be a rocket ship to Mars, a mad...More
Visited NZ 8 years ago when they were in the process of building Steampunk HQ. It worked out as £5 each, which is amazing for all of the things you can look at. The portal was spectacular and the Mad Max-esque machinery in the courtyard...More
This is an amazing little attraction. Full of sculptures made from scrap steel and modifications to old machinery Sti. Wonderfully eccentric. The star of the show is The Portal. You have to try this to believe it. Well worth a visit.
Loved this place. It was like walking into a game of Bioshock so the gamer in me was having a blast.
We loved the fact we were told to touch everything and play with the exhibits. They were weird and interesting. Loved what people can...More
This would not appeal to everyone. We stumbled across it by accident but found it very interesting however it is quite cold inside the buildings so take a coat if going in winter. Glad we paid the (reasonable - $20 for family with kids under...More
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
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
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 especially if you take the coastal roads as suggested prior. Definitely stop off at Moeraki boulders. Great eating places on the way include Fleur's Place iconic seafood restaurant at Moeraki, Vanessa's Cafe at Hampden and Coast Cafe at Kakanui. Oamaru is definitely worth spending 2-3 hours if you have the time. Make your way to the Harbour area park up and walk. There's so much to experience including the artisan galleries in Harbour St (a beautifully preserved Victorian Precinct), Steampunk HQ is a must; a retro futuristic look at a world run by steam powered machinery. You can even hire Pedal Punk four wheel cycles & cruise down to the beautiful Harbour and see the Steampunk Playground and Blue Penguin Colony. That should still give you enough time for the 1 1/2 hour drive back to Dunedin. Look forward to hearing if you come to Oamaru, I think you'll love it. Take care. Jan :)
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 :)