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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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Original Burt Munro Motor Cycle

Outstanding motor cycle display in a hardware shop. Free as well. Burt Munro's motor cycle is on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Taupo, New Zealand
What a Gem

Because we only had a couple of hours before our flight out was due we decided to inspect some of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Whangarei, 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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  • Average2%
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“hardware store” (183 reviews)
“fastest indian” (163 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding motor cycle display in a hardware shop. Free as well. Burt Munro's motor cycle is on display plus many other original motor cycles. Well worth a visit.

Thank gazzap44
Reviewed 4 days ago

Because we only had a couple of hours before our flight out was due we decided to inspect some of the architecture on the way to this historic store. Very pleased we did. What an amazing place apart from the 70 or so vintage bikes...More

Thank MusesMm
Reviewed 5 days ago

This store never fails to amaze me! There are so many motorcycles and cars on display that it could truly be a muesem. So impressed to see the the McBegg on display. Do an internet search if you don't know what that car is. It...More

Thank kiwisteve57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous to see the "real thing ". What an amazing blast from the past. Worth a quick visit especially if you've seen the movie or like me Southland born and bred. Nice to see this.

Thank Noelani C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the Worlds Fastest Indian bike and was not disappointed. Each exhibit is well signed and the star attraction was in a glass case, hard to believe he reached the speed he did given it looks so frail. Fantastic to see a real...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some loved the hardware store and bike museum and others loved the wide range of homewares in our group - it's a wonderful place to while away a pleasant hour! Great for NZ gifts also.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter took us here.... "we just need to nip into this hardware store Dad"... no indication of what treasures we were about to view... what a wonderful surprise this store was!!! An absolute MUST SEE for any motoring, cycle or farming enthusiast, or just...More

Thank julieadamson2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area don't miss it from pedal driven lathes, cars , motorbikes , chainsaws etc and very helpful staff it took me 2 hours to look around a brilliant display.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic shop, with loads of old motorbikes scattered amongst the store, worth taking a look, and when finished great place to buy presents/ souviners at front - worth a visit

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is so Southland - a working hardware store and gift shop that houses an amazing collection of free to view motorbikes, cars and collectables, most notably Burt Munro's original world's fastest Indian. A great place to wander around, especially for bike lovers !

Thank Glen T
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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