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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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A great place to visit

If you are in the area don't miss it from pedal driven lathes, cars , motorbikes , chainsaws etc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara S
First trip to invercargill- worth taking a look

Fantastic shop, with loads of old motorbikes scattered amongst the store, worth taking a look, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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%
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“fastest indian” (162 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the area don't miss it from pedal driven lathes, cars , motorbikes , chainsaws etc and very helpful staff it took me 2 hours to look around a brilliant display.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic shop, with loads of old motorbikes scattered amongst the store, worth taking a look, and when finished great place to buy presents/ souviners at front - worth a visit

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so Southland - a working hardware store and gift shop that houses an amazing collection of free to view motorbikes, cars and collectables, most notably Burt Munro's original world's fastest Indian. A great place to wander around, especially for bike lovers !

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit with plenty of people to give you some of the history behind the bikes on display. Was impressed to see so many more exhibits available since my previous visit about 4 years ago

Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cute shop loved seeing the motorbikes and the gift shop has some super cute items. My boys loved seeing the bikes.

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that exciting as it has been advertised. Could be a lot more exciting but it was average. Wasted potential

Thank Indian F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our trip highlights in the deep south. You can walk through an enormous store made up of several adjacent sites to see a wonderful collection of motor bike memorabilia including Bert Munro's famous machine. If you have seen the film then...More

Thank Mikaere
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

not a hotel part of the hardware shop has a collection of vintage age vechiles and motorbikes on showcase with lots of other neat stuff...well worth a look through if you have the time you can also get any hardware items here...if they can,t find...More

Thank m_p_mcdonald
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very good place to go Took lots of photos. We loved it. would take lots of people there if I lived there.

Thank Denise C C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Incredible hardware store & amazing historic vehicles throughout the shop. It is fun to 'find' the vehicles everywhere and then the 'piece de resistance' the Indian. Saw the movie, saw the bike. My husband looked great on the replica. Congratulations to an amazing place which...More

Thank Maggie B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John M
...Did Burt Munro ever try the oysters from the Bluff. ?
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!
My sister is coming across from England in February 16 and we will be visiting Invercargill. She seems to think there is a memorial or statue of the Worlds Fastest Indian. Is this correct?
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.
its address
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