Pedal Punk Four Wheel Cycle Hire an Exciting New Project for Steampunk HQ

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Steampunk HQ is excited to launch its latest venture; Pedal Punk cycle hire.  These four-wheel steampunk themed cycles are a fun and novel way for visitors to experience Oamaru’s beautiful Victorian precinct & Harbour. The bikes have been purchased from the Wellington waterfront, they have been totally reconditioned and painted in Steampunk HQ’s signature colour, Black!  A fleet of four Pedal Punks; two and four seater models, plus four black cruiser bikes are available to be hired from the Steampunk HQ car park.

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The Pedal Punk team ‘all systems go’

“We see these Pedal Punks building our towns Steampunk reputation and will further promote Oamaru as a must visit holiday destination,” said HQ spokesperson Jan Kennedy.  “Having our Pedal Punks cruising the Victorian Precinct and beautiful harbor area will add vibrancy and colour to the area. It will give it a real seaside holiday feel.  Our Pedal Punks will be great weekend and holiday fun for families.”

Pedal Punks are available for hire daily from outside Steampunk HQ and bookings can be made in advance by calling  0277786547.

Steampunk HQ Opens “NEW” Portal Installation

“This is the closest I’ve ever felt to space travel!” an excited visitor commented upon experiencing Steampunk HQ’s latest project.

Steampunk HQ introduces The Portal; a retro-futuristic mirror and lighting installation that features original glowing light sculptures with a theme of skulls and mythology.  It contrasts yet fully complements the eclectic collection of recycled industrial art and sculptures that exists already within the Steampunk HQ museum.

Steampunk HQ NZ’s premier Steampunk experience is a museum in the historic Victorian precinct of stunning Oamaru, open 10am – 5pm, 7 days per week.

Outside of the imposing free-standing Oamaru stone building, iconic “steampunk” Engine SP001 greets visitors whilst inside, the foyer gallery showcases the work of local artists and retails HQ brand merchandise.

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The 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.

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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.

Lonely Planet has rated Steampunk HQ one of New Zealand’s best new tourist attractions and it is ranked highly on Trip Advisor.