Monday 22 November 2010

Steampunk Oamaru

'How was your weekend, Greg?' you ask. Well thank you for asking, it was pretty bloody brilliant!
I was very graciously flown down to Oamaru in the South Island of New Zealand by Sally, Iain, Helen and Patrick of the League of Victorian Imagineers Oamaru as a VIP guest for their Steampunk celebrations.

The town has been celebrating its Victorian heritage for over twenty years and The League along with other like minded and artistic locals like Steam Punk Oamaru and others, have taken it upon themselves to inject a massive dose of Steampunky creativity into proceedings.

The town has beautifully preserved Victorian architecture running throughout and each year the locals have a Victorian Fete and thousands dress up for balls, functions, street parades and the like.
It's really quite unlike anything I've ever seen before.

If you're a US or European Steampunker wanting a fun trip, then I'd seriously look into bowling down to New Zealand and checking Oamaru out.
Christ, if you just like rad shit, and you live up the way in Wellington or Auckland you should get down there!

Oh yeah, we were put up at the amazing Pen-y-bryn lodge - sweet digs. Thanks!

Ok, I have completely turned into a tourism agent for Oamaru now, so I'll call it there.

Check out some photos and follow some links!


Unknown said...

Hello Greg,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed your company.
Bryce says hello



James said...

I say, this is quite steampunk.