Steampunk NZ Festival 2016 

The Premier Steampunk event of the Southern Hemisphere is based in the Steampunk capital, Oamaru, New Zealand. 

Event Information:

Teapot Racing - Inaugural World Championships

Writers Workshop  


Thank you To Sponsors for this year's festival:

Housekeepers Design - Loan & Merc

Creative NZ

 Creative New Zealand.

Hill's Hats

Clockwork Steampunk Emporium
 Hill's Hats. Clockwork Steampunk Emporium.

Maher Shoes

Ambassador Motor Lodge

Maher Shoes.Ambassador Motor Lodge Oamaru.

Grymmstone & Treacle

Oamaru Print & Copy

Grymmstone & Treacle. Oamaru Print and Copy.


Steampunk in New Zealand

Agent Darling's beer mug.The Steampunk movement in New Zealand started with a beer mug. Agent Darling created an exhibition piece for a party in 2008. It was received so well, and stimulated the imaginations of so many that he wanted to hold an exhibition of Oamaru's creative minds. Thus the first League of Victorian Imagineers Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be exhibition, was held at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru in 2009. It was part of the Victorian Heritage week.

There were a great deal of guns and inventions that appealed to the 'boys'. What could be done to involve the 'girls'?  Sally Hope suggested a fashion show and gala ball. The first one was in June 2010. From that the Steampunk NZ Festival evolved as participants and spectators requested more steampunk events over the weekend. The annual Steampunk NZ Festival is the largest, longest running steampunk event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Please support these wonderful businesses whenever you come to Oamaru

The Bridge Cafe 

Housekeepers Design 

Lavish Soap

Mainstreet Music Ltd 

Short Black Cafe, Thames St. 

Star and Garter, Itchen St,

Steam Cafe, Thames St,

The Roost Cafe 


Steampunk NZ Festival MC Montague Jacques Fromage

The 2014 Steampunk Festival was a very special event. Scroll down the fb page to get a good look at what happened

Are you aware that there are many New Zealand Steampunk groups?

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