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Oamaru - Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ - It is crazy, quirky and unique; unlike any other visitor attraction in this universe!


Steampunk HQ NZ’s premier Steampunk experience is a museum and workshop situated in the historic Victorian precinct of Oamaru. It is crazy, quirky and unique; unlike any other visitor attraction in this universe!

Outside of the imposing free-standing Oamaru stone building, "steampunk" engine SP001 greets visitors by belching flames, smoke and eyrie sounds; whilst inside, a museum of two large darkened rooms and a basement presents a theme of a dark post-apocalyptic vision of a future "as it might have been".

Contraptions and bizarre machinery featuring heavy use of copper, gears, pipes, gas cylinders, as well as an ensemble of skeletal sculptures are lit by flickering lights and accompanied by film, projection and sounds. A back door leads to a large yard with projects and machines in various stages of being "steampunked" including a train carriage, “aethertractor” and giant motorbike. The building's exterior walls are decorated with creations such as giant flies and a fisherman made from metal and industrial parts.

The Infinity Portal is the latest creation; a gateway to other dimensions, both real and imagined. All the walls are completely reflective and a grid of hundreds of multi coloured LED lights are suspended from the ceiling, playing light sequences that move and ripple through the space.

bookme NOTE: This is one of the most interesting and unusual attractions in NZ - no question about it.

Prices: Adult$10 Child $2

Available Bookings from March 26 to April 01

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4spaces

Adult $4.50

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

4spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

4spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $6.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $6.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $8.50

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

2spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

8spaces

Adult $10.00

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $6.70

Child $2.00

3spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

5spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

4spaces

Adult $4.90

Child $2.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

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YA-LIN TSAI from Taiwan wrote on 03 January 2016

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It cool

It was an interesting experience for me. It really cool. I like it.

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Bruce Genever from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2016

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Steampunk's a winner.

Kids were amazed and spent 45 minutes getting through first room. Their favourite was the vault with mirrors and lightshow. A great morning.

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Barbara Hetaraka from New Zealand wrote on 02 October 2016

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Steampunk XXXL

I saw this online and didn't think it appealed at all...and then we drove past! The train was an absolute show stopper! It was closed but we booked tickets online...at the gate! AMAZING!!! Loved the whole experience! Fun! Exciting! Something for everyone! Great staff!

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Mark Foster from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2016

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Steampunk Museum - Oamaru

Oamaru is a great little town: a rare treat to see so many interesting old buildings in one place. The town has really made the effort to celebrate its industrial past rather than ripping it down and replacing it with faceless, 'modern' architecture. The Steampunk museum is one out of the box. A very original concept and great for anyone who loves old collectables and artefacts of that nature. This town and the museum are now on my list as one of the must visit places in New Zealand.

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Ally from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2017

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Fantastic!

Absolutely loved it. So much work has gone into each and every art work. I loved every moment and didn't want to leave. I especially loved the portal, stunning.

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