We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
Review Highlights
Very Cool!

I'm not a motorcycle person at all. But the story of Monroe and the movie fascinated me. And... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Lawrence W
Golden Colorado
Paul Warman

What a place I owned a mitre 10 in austrslia for 20 years This is the best hardware store I've... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Paul W
via mobile
Read all 589 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hardware store” (184 reviews)
“fastest indian” (164 reviews)
“burt munro” (99 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
Write a Review
Reviews (589)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

31 - 40 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I'm not a motorcycle person at all. But the story of Monroe and the movie fascinated me. And having seen the salt flats and being on the south island of NZ, I had to make a trip to Invercargill to see this. To see his...More

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

What a place I owned a mitre 10 in austrslia for 20 years This is the best hardware store I've been in The bike displays were great That working motor made from bits and pieces unbelievable

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was an excellent and photogenic display of vintage motorcycles - superb! The collection of motorbikes are amazing, with plenty of information to read on each one.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent display of bikes and a few cars. Worlds Fastest Indian to. Staff are very very helpful and is great just to wonder about and look at stuff.

Thank Dunk893
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place! Not only can you buy all your needs but if you're a fan of the late Burt Munro and his amazing achievements, then it's all here! Just being able to see the real Worlds Fastest Indian was exciting and special. Not...More

Thank Dazza224
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The exhibition is throughout a hardware store. I guess one shop wouldn't be filled but the info is great. Check out the hammers and other tools which have been modified :)

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Aside from being a hardware store where you will find almost anything, it is an expansive department store with so much to offer. It's quite affordable to the majority of people, and the motorcycles dotted throughout are a great attraction. The staff are also friendly...More

Thank Anony M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Going here was one of the main reasons we went to Invercargill, been fans of Burt Munro's story it was a must do for us. We really enjoyed having a look at everything

Thank anita j
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great business that has renovated in style and added a special character with The World's Fastest Indian bike and various other vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and old memorabilia. A must see if visiting Invercargill city.

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This collection of motorbikes and cars is in the back of a shop, and well worth visiting. The shop is very large , especially the gift section where we bought lots of goodies. Need a good hour to visit.

Thank gran42
Nearby Restaurants
Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar
192 reviews
.15 km away
The Rocks Cafe
286 reviews
.30 km away
Speights Ale House
271 reviews
.41 km away
Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub
210 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Queens Park
412 reviews
.70 km away
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
330 reviews
.56 km away
Classic Motorcycle Mecca
51 reviews
.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
John M
21 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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