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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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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 19 August 2017
Canberra, Australia
Great tribute to an amazing man.

This tribute to Burt Munro is well worth a visit. It includes many pieces from his workshop as well... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Susie N
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hardware store” (192 reviews)
“burt munro” (70 reviews)
“on display” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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

Thank Otupaka
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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

Thank ValianBrisbane
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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 20 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This store never fails to amaze me! There are so many motorcycles and cars on display that it could truly be a muesem. So impressed to see the the McBegg on display. Do an internet search if you don't know what that car is. It...More

Thank kiwisteve57
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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