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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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Large hardware store with character plus

Great business that has renovated in style and added a special character with The World's Fastest... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Joanne F
Excellent free display

This collection of motorbikes and cars is in the back of a shop, and well worth visiting. The... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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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 good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a great surprise. This is a huge hardware store with a whole lot more. Scattered throughout the store are vintage motorcycles, old tools, vintage stationary engines, old lawnmowers and chain saws plus a collection of restored vintage cars and trucks. All of this in...More

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. A hardware store that is also a museum!!! They love you walking in just to look at the motorbikes and cars and tools. A must see when in invercargill! And buy the tshirts, great quality !!!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Got to be the best hardware store in New Zealand,best entertainment you'll get for free ever,if you get the chance to visit Invercargill don't miss this absolute gem,now you know go see it,hate to see you miss out on something special.

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A hardware store and motorbike museum rolled into one! Even though I am not a petrol head by any stretch of the imagination, the collection of bikes, cars and Burt Munro memorabilia is fascinating. It is also an excellent hardware store!

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed 11 April 2017

hard ward store sprinkled with old vintage motorbikes and memorabilia from legendary Burt Monroe. there are lots of burt Monroe repllcas around - at mall and transport world but this has bits of the real thing free entry worth a visit - so can see...More

Thank antnChris
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Far out, the neatest hardware store on earth that has a fab gift store and amazing memorabilia dotted through the store and the fabulous Fastest Indian Motor bike along with other motor bike stuff and motoring memories.

Thank Kiwijetter
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Such an unusual store punctuated throughout with sometimes quirky vintage items including motorbikes, cars, tools and more. You are welcomed in to just wander round and view the items.

Thank Keith O
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Bit of NZ history in a hardware store great display of bikes and memorabilia of some kiwi ingenuity.

Thank Southern-dutchman
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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