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Steampunk HQ, Oamaru

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Fantastical machines come to life at Steampunk HQ, a complex dedicated to the popular world of Victorian-infused alternative history and artwork. Housed within a real Victorian building, the headquarters feature a wide array of the part-retro, part-futuristic hardware and machinery so iconic of the Steampunk genre. Wander the interior sections, marveling at the collection of clocks, artwork, sculptures, and vehicles that make for a strange combination of sci-fi and historical fiction. You'll have a hard time missing premier creations like imagined Victorian-era rockets, fanciful tractors, and the fire-spewing, drill-tipped, demonic-looking steam locomotive out front. With our international travel planner, Oamaru attractions like Steampunk HQ can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • For lovers of steampunk this is the place for you - a must visit on our recent trip to the South Island of New Zealand - great attractions and exhibits and "The Portal" room is not to be missed. The b...  more »
  • Really enjoyed the mirror reflection room. Amazing music and the light show. Can't forget the experience.  more »
  • Pretty cool Steampunk HQ ahahhaa The portal is awesome make sure you visit it when you are inside! Crazy things and awesome crazy place!!  more »
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  • I went with my friends and had a lots of fun especially the portal. All the sculptures and other things were really cool. It was a lot of fun and I would go again.
  • awesome place created with a lot of passion! This HQ and the town around is definitely worth a visit. Combine the visit with some local beer or fresh made delicious croissants at the bakery nearby.
  • Some interesting parts, the mirror room for example, but some not particularly well thought through components as well. Overall a reasonable way yup spend an hour or so for ten bucks.
  • A quirky little museum. Worth a half hour of your time
  • The Oamaru community have done an awesome job bringing the old part of Oamaru back too life. Well worth a visit and a poke around. And don't forget to go down to the harbour side.