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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 December 13 to December 19

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8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

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  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$6.90
  • Child$2.00

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  • Adult$10.00
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

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  • Adult$10.00
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$10.00
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$4.90
  • Child$2.00

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  • Adult$10.00
  • Child$2.00

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  • Adult$4.90
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  • Adult$6.70
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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

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Maurizio Zanni from Italy wrote on 26 April 2017

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Don't miss that !

It's really interesting watch how the city is now connected with the Steampunk. The museum is really intriguing, nice and fun. Is worth the price of the ticket.

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John from Laos wrote on 30 September 2017

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Amazing!

A must see Must do Activity. Loved it.

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Andy from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2018

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most enjoyable

The Portal was fantastic, but remember to go out the back. Most exhibits you can climb on to play with or just take photos

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Marie from Australia wrote on 30 December 2017

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FANTASTIC. Not to be missed.

Arrived to see the blue penguin colony, left remembering this unique and brilliant ‘museum’ (of sorts). Definitely worth going to visit. Loved the light show... loved her Steampunk art. Receptionist was lovely too. Town is beautiful. Worth the drive up from Dunedin.

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Raye from Australia wrote on 23 November 2017

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magic place

What a great place steampunk HQ set in the great victorian quarter. Good place to vidit and stunning artwork and sculptures. Only limited by your imagination

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