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What a cool place!!

The sculptures were absolutely quirky, fun & carzy. This one was my introduction to steampunk and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Steampunk Wonderland +!

Wow, just great! If you are into steampunk or similar, or metal artwork created from "junk" You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wamberal, Australia
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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
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sculptures were absolutely quirky, fun & carzy. This one was my introduction to steampunk and open my eyes to great art style. LOVE IT!!!

Thank dreamnz1210
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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! (Plenty...More

1  Thank Inthought
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Eracantus C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank infinitewanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit. Couldn't quite make out the areas you could go into and the areas that you paid for.

Thank KathrynDunedin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank ShellMoana
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

What an unusual place to find this HQ but how lovely it was. Steampunk is an unrated place and an excellent place to visit!

Thank CarolHall525
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

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

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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
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