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“Professional service, a shop with everything you need”

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Invercargill, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Professional service, a shop with everything you need”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great service, the retail assistants always give you their full attention and are very knowledgeable about their products. The shop is really interesting with different departments so spend time there and have a good look around, and of course at the Burt Monro Memorabilia.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Must see if you are a fan of Burt Munro or tools”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We drove from Queenstown just to come here. This is a store that has everything you can imagine, the display of Burt Munro Memorabilia is very cool, as are all the old cars and other items. You have to look carefully around the whole shop as there are many old tools and new and there is also a couch where you can sit and have a coffee. There is something for everyone and the kitchen and giftware department has some nice things - lucky for my husbad we did not have much room in the luggage.

Visited May 2014
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“A must for motorcycle and tool fans”
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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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hardware Store or Museum ?”
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”
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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