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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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This is an amazing gem of motoring culture, and good sports kiwi-ism free museum and friendship car... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom M
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The world fastest indian

Finally i saw the motorcycle. I have watched the movie 3 times. Amazing lots of old stuff. Close to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sania_Mirza_82
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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%
  • Poor1%
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“hardware store” (210 reviews)
“burt munro” (84 reviews)
“on display” (57 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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+64 3-218 2059
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"on display"
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"old cars"
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"classic cars"
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"record breaking"
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"gift shop"
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing gem of motoring culture, and good sports kiwi-ism free museum and friendship car /bike culture all for free in a hardware outdoors shop. Must go to place. Oh not just bikes racing cars too

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally i saw the motorcycle. I have watched the movie 3 times. Amazing lots of old stuff. Close to city

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic shop. Not only home to The World's Fastest Indian, but an amazing hardware store as well. A great collection of Burt Munros, and other, motoring memorabilia. I believe it has the world's longest"tool wall" display. Not to be missed on your visit to Invercargill.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have you ever thought that it would be good to have a hardware store that offered good old fashioned service. Well at E Hayes you get that, but you also get an excellent display of motorcycles from eras gone by, plus the benefit of seeing...More

Thank NCHMelb
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this great hardware store turned auto museum that is a tribute to the World's Fastest Indian and local Hayes inovation. An impressive and interesting collection of of motorbikes machinery and classic cars. Well worth a stroll.

Thank Julian Y
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I am not into motorcycles and I have been to other transportation musuems in NZ before. Yet this place managed to make me appreciate everything they have on display. There are 2 floors of motorcycles to admire for an ok entry fee. All models have...More

1  Thank Tijs v
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

E Hayes and and Sons is an old world general engineering shop. As well as selling a massive array of engineering and general supplies it has amazing displays of old motor cycles, Cars and tools integrated through out the shop and because this it is...More

3  Thank Denys F
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

E Hayes & Son, a family business dedicated to give the best service. A fascinating museum in a store that has everything!

1  Thank glarse561653
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Amazing that such a good display could be spread throughout a working hardware store. Cudos to the owners. Definitely worth doing.

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Who would have thought you would see such a fantastic collection of motorcycles and cars, including the world's fastest Indian, in a hardware and homewares shop. It took me completely by surprise.

1  Thank harleyboyd
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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!
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GarnerBanana
8 January 2016|
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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.
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Wilky11111
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
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