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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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Ranked #1 of 3 Shopping in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved learning that we could go to the local hardware store in Invercargill and see Bert Munro's Indian motorcycle. Luckily our B & B hosts from Folsters Garden let us know about the display here. Lots of other things to see here too. Brilliant.

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Barnstaple, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Gorgeous Girlfriend and I did a 6 day road trip around the south of South Island. And a visit to see The Bike was our reason for visiting Invercargill. OK, seeing Burt Munro's Indian was a real high like for me, but what a shop. Bikes among the chainsaws. Vintage cars in with hand tools. The staff are friendly and... More

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Mission Beach, Qld Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have always had an association for anything " Bert Munro" .... as a young bikie lad, he bought his "beloved Indian" in In'gill at the same time he was boarding with my Dad and his parents in TRamway Road.My Dad talked often of the adventures with Burt. Now you can go visit E Hayes & Sons and SEE the... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

if you are looking for something you cant find at your local hardware store head to hayes. they have both metric and imperial sizes in screws bolts. the service is great. now i just head to hayes.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a fascinating shop, must be the only hardware store anywhere containing vintage car and bikes on display - and its completely free! Allow an hour or so to browse, including old hand tools, chain saws etc. Please buy something so they can keep this going though.

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East Maitland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I knew of this museum but didn't believe that it is incorporated into a hardware shop. They have cars, bikes, antique tools, lawn mowers and probably anything else you could think of - on display near the "today" versions. Well worth the look, and it's free :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Neville Hayes and his team offer a great visitor experience... a place where the boss is on the shop-floor. Burt Munro collections is just one area of the store, visit the gift section and take home a treasure. The best place to buy tools in the world. I take all visitors there for an experience never to be forgotten.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic selection of tools and hardware, but also a good range of giftware, cake tins, dishes, glassware etc.

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Putaruru
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My partner and I really enjoyed looking at the Burt Munro exhibits in this amazing shop. We also enjoyed the other old motorcycles and cars on display.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

really worth a visit very "blokes heaven" BUT also good giftware & house stuff great staff so helpfull

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