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E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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We were just amazing at the variety of cars - bikes and machinery set amongst a gift and hardware... read more

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Invercargill, New Zealand
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E Hayes and Sons is a hardware, homeware, giftware and engineering supply store like no other. We’ve built a reputation for PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST serving the Invercargill and Southland region with an unmatched selection of quality goods, services and advice since 1932. Our entire store is also home to the unique E Hayes Motorworks Collection representing one of the finest private collections of classic motorcycles, automobiles and engines in New Zealand proudly built around our centerpiece - Burt Munro’s ORIGINAL ‘World's Fastest Indian' motorcycle
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hardware store” (186 reviews)
“fastest indian” (168 reviews)
“burt munro” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just amazing at the variety of cars - bikes and machinery set amongst a gift and hardware store not to mention the iconic Bert Munro bike. Well worth a visit and it doesn't cost a cent :)

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 1 week ago

always given good advise on tools and staff is very skilled and helpful in finding solutions for customer's questions, a place to go to get advise and get quality products.

Thank Sualk2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding store with so much to keep myself and husband happy for hours! I refer to it as the boys crèche as I can deliver my husband there hit the shops and return hours later and he's still browsing! I love the...More

Thank 998berniced
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a store to have this display is pretty impressive. Worth checking out. Wasn't approached by the staff which I appreciated as it was obvious I was just checking out the collection but it would've been nice if they shared some extra background.

Thank Billie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our main reason to travel to Invercargill was to see Bert Munro's Fastest Indian, and we were not disappointed. Located in E Hayes and Sons Hardware, what a great display. Free to come and browse, and this is a tribute to the Hayes family for...More

Thank DNL121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so glad to find this great display of Burt Munro memorabilia along with the other beautiful cars and motorbikes. What a great shop too.

Thank Countrymum55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invercargill was on our list after finding out about The World's Fastest Indian. What a delight to find the bike and memorabilia so freely available to all (in addition to other amazing motorbikes) in a hardware shop. Thank you to E Hayes and Sons

Thank ledywah
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This tribute to Burt Munro is well worth a visit. It includes many pieces from his workshop as well as other motorcycle memorabilia.

Thank Susie N
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Along with the World's Fastest Indian motorcycles copies, the vintage cars are something to admire. Great to see as you must see this as where else in the world can you see this motorcycle. Its like stepping back in time and going into an American...More

Thank AlexNewZealand
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a super department store to visit even without the Burt Munro exhibits and other interesting collections. It's unique.

Thank Otupaka
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John M
21 May 2017|
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Response from traveleade | Reviewed this property |
I can not say for certain but I believe he would have. Burt was a legend as are the oysters!
8 January 2016|
Response from KIWIKEITH |
That is correct .There is a statue at the entrance to Queens Park Gardens not far from the Visitors Centre which is located in the museum and worth a look.
1 February 2015|
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Response from Owen B | Reviewed this property |
It's on the corner of Dee and Leet Streets. Look for the prominent Hammer Hardware sign. You can park in Leet Street and use the store entry on that side of the building. The Indian and Bert's Velocette are beside each... More