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Steampunk HQ, Oamaru
(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A truly magically place with wonderful exhibitions and a great friendly and funny stuff! Definitely worth a visit! 
  • An absolutely amazing place to visit; a must visit for the South Island. Loved the guy that welcomed us and explained about the exhibition. The portal room absolutely blew our minds ,so much so that w...  more »
  • The combination of a splendid collection of historic buildings by the waterfront in Oamaru is complemented by this unique and highly-engaging world: Jules Verne and H.G. Wells meet style and high crea...  more »
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  • An interesting collection of weird and wonderful of steam punk creations. Kids will love the place, especially boys as it is hands on in the yard.
  • 10$ entry for an adult. Very lovely museum, if you are in the area, and you like fancy inventions, drop by. Highlight for me is was "The Portal" where you feel like in a endless Matrix.
  • Awesome place. And wicked staff !!!
  • Very different and interesting. Lots of fun and funky steampunk creations!
  • Very quirky and surreal. Make sure you go into the portal.