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“A must for motorcycle and tool fans” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It is where the famous Indian motorbike is kept. The display of old bikes and things from the past is well and truly worth seeing. The movie " The Fastest Indian" starred Anthony Hopkins.
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A must for motorcycle and tool fans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

A world class hardware store with lots of old motor cycle, mechanical and car exhibits. Send the wife off to the kitchen and giftware departments (if you dare).

Visited April 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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“Hardware Store or Museum ?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

For Motorcycle fans no trip to New Zealand is complete without a visit to E Hayes and Sons, Hammer Hardware in Invercargill, New Zealand. For those who don't know the store is home to The Worlds Fastest Indian both the original bike and a couple of the mock ups made for the film. There is lots of other Burt Munro stuff including many of his sacrifices to the God of Speed. The store has plenty of hardware available but is also filled with lots of classic cars and motor bikes all in great condition. One of the best Motor Museums in NZ and its free.

Visited October 2013
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invercargill new zealand
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16 reviews
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“E hayes....worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

this is a great place for guys. lots of old vehicles and burt munro memorabelia here. and the ladies can sit on the couch and watch a movie and drink coffee or hot chocolate after wandering thru the manificient gift ware available for buying. Allow a good hour, then it all depends on how interested you are. this is a free activity.

Visited April 2014
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Southland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Best hardware store in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Whatever you want you can get, and only the number you want, eg 1 bolt, 1 screw, in imperial or metric. Tools for all. It takes around 2 hours to look at it all, a great store

Visited February 2014
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“hayes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you are into Burt Munro or interested in old bikes, it's a must. Lovely gifts for the ladies to browse if bikes bore you??

Visited January 2014
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