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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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Great Display

We were so glad to find this great display of Burt Munro memorabilia along with the other beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
The reason to visit Invercargill

Invercargill was on our list after finding out about The World's Fastest Indian. What a delight to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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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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“hardware store” (186 reviews)
“fastest indian” (166 reviews)
“burt munro” (101 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were so glad to find this great display of Burt Munro memorabilia along with the other beautiful cars and motorbikes. What a great shop too.

Thank Countrymum55
Reviewed 4 days ago

Invercargill was on our list after finding out about The World's Fastest Indian. What a delight to find the bike and memorabilia so freely available to all (in addition to other amazing motorbikes) in a hardware shop. Thank you to E Hayes and Sons

Thank ledywah
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tribute to Burt Munro is well worth a visit. It includes many pieces from his workshop as well as other motorcycle memorabilia.

Thank Susie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with the World's Fastest Indian motorcycles copies, the vintage cars are something to admire. Great to see as you must see this as where else in the world can you see this motorcycle. Its like stepping back in time and going into an American...More

Thank AlexNewZealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super department store to visit even without the Burt Munro exhibits and other interesting collections. It's unique.

Thank Otupaka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the movie, The Worlds Fastest Indian, some time ago and found this display by chance. The collection of motor bikes and motoring memorabilia is extensive. We LOVED that the display is scattered among the display and general stock of a working hardware store....More

Thank youngmerinda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cruise through this hardware department store and view many veteran and vintage bikes and a few cars.

Thank ValianBrisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible wet and cold day last Saturday so decided to call in and have a browse throughout the store. Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Made to feel very welcome and what with the mini museum and DIY store, I'm hooked :)

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding motor cycle display in a hardware shop. Free as well. Burt Munro's motor cycle is on display plus many other original motor cycles. Well worth a visit.

Thank gazzap44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because we only had a couple of hours before our flight out was due we decided to inspect some of the architecture on the way to this historic store. Very pleased we did. What an amazing place apart from the 70 or so vintage bikes...More

Thank MusesMm
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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