Classic Motorcycle Mecca
Classic Motorcycle Mecca
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Regularly described as ‘stunning’ and ‘mind-blowing’ in scale, Classic Motorcycle Mecca is the Southern Hemisphere’s leading motorcycle museum. Offering New Zealand’s most diverse collection, guests will find displays of classic British, European and American bikes as well as Japanese, Motocross and Speedway. A tribute to legend Burt Munro and an internationally significant hero bike display of Britten and Brough Superior is also on offer. Offering guests an intimate, up-close experience of the bikes and packed with quirky details, quality exhibits and interactive displays, Classic Motorcycle Mecca is a truly mind-blowing experience.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ChrisS
    Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class motorcycle museum found at the bottom of the world.
    Three levels of world class rare and vintage motorcycles found only at the bottom of New Zealand. Some big ticket machines (cost and rarity) you may only see once in a lifetime and the Britten display is great to see only here. The building is a wonderful old building repurposed to compliment the machines on display with various unique touches to look out for such as camshaft balustrade pillars, conrod handrail supports etc. With other motorcycle related displays in close proximity, this is a must for any motorcycle enthusiast.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • ExploringLife
    Moama, Australia2,083 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing 🥰🙏👍
    What an incredible collection. I’ve seen some large and valuable collections, but never the size and the variety as this. 15000 sq metres of floor area, three stories, 100’s of bikes. To see five Brough Superior’s and four Henderson’s parked in a row says something. Amazing.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Ron G
    Whangarei, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See
    Fantastic. So pleased we visited. The variety of bikes and sidecars was amazing. Visited the cafe which is in the same building and the food was delicious and very reasonable. Spent an enjoyable morning there. If you want to go to the 2 museums buy the tickets together, cheaper price.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2024
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CHC_Travel_Junky
Christchurch, New Zealand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This place has a great selection of motorcycles over three floors. A significant number of British bikes from the 1920s onwards, which is always good to see.
Also very informative about the development of the motorcycle right through to racing them.
Written July 17, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We have some exciting exhibits coming so please come back and visit again soon.
Written September 27, 2021
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Patricia Paull
Burleigh Heads, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Accompanied my husband who loves motorbikes and rode them in his youth. There were so many of the old ones he or his mates had ridden previously. He couldn't get over the attention to detail & condition they were in. I absolutely loved the whole experience, especially the part about Burt Munro having seen the film "The World's Fastest Indian" some time ago.
Written May 16, 2023
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ExploringLife
Moama, Australia2,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What an incredible collection. I’ve seen some large and valuable collections, but never the size and the variety as this.
15000 sq metres of floor area, three stories, 100’s of bikes.
To see five Brough Superior’s and four Henderson’s parked in a row says something.
Amazing.
Written February 12, 2024
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NigelBuzz
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
One of our bucket list things to do... both Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca and WOW what a collection of amazingly restored vehicles. There is clearly passion behind every vehicle collected, restored and a story - just WOW. Spent all day visiting both collections and would definitely come back again and spend another day here. A MUST if you are in Invercargill and a MUST for a south island visit!
Written August 4, 2020
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Please come back and spend more time with us! We can show you more of our hidden gems.
Written August 8, 2020
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BeeJay1950
Perth, Australia57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is owned by the Richardson family who have Transport World and like that, this one shouldnt be missed either. What a collection of bikes and well displayed.
Men - check out the basins in the toilet - take your camera!!
Written April 3, 2020
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Thank you, sounds like you took advantage of our turbo pass! Cameras are must to capture the motorcycles and bathrooms :).
Written April 7, 2020
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Ron G
Whangarei, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic. So pleased we visited. The variety of bikes and sidecars was amazing. Visited the cafe which is in the same building and the food was delicious and very reasonable. Spent an enjoyable morning there. If you want to go to the 2 museums buy the tickets together, cheaper price.
Written March 4, 2024
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Sebastien
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Family
Went in today for my birthday lunch and was greeted with a smile. Seated and had amazing service from a lovely lady with a bun in her hair ( give her raise ) . 3 of us ordered the bikers breakfast which was everything we ordered and better and 1 of us had wedges which were amazing. It was fantastic food and service and I reccomend it if you're ever struggling to decide what you want for breakfast/brunch.

28/5/20
Written May 28, 2020
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Thank you for your lovely review.
Written June 13, 2020
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hollytp1963
Christchurch, New Zealand89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
well , I do not ride bikes but this place was amazing. I took 50 photos in 3 hours. I could not get enough of the place. but did get tired after 3 hours. What a huge piece of history and amazing displaces and write ups on the bikes history etc. I would go again just to take more of it in .
Written December 5, 2021
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You need to get our loaded USB stick that has photos of our most special bikes on it! Please come back to enjoy more of our very special collection.
Written December 13, 2021
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Pauapatty
Feilding, New Zealand243 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We had a break away package through a travel agent which came with a deal for entry to Motorcycle mecca. While it was interesting to wander through it was not as good as the other half of the deal into Bill Richardson Transport World (in our opinion anyway) it is spread out over 3 levels and there are a lot of bikes to see.
Written November 15, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. There is a lot of bikes in the collection, over 350 at the moment. Thank you for your review.
Written January 11, 2021
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Keith M
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We experienced a wet day in Invercargill and chanced on this fantastic collection. The layout and design is just superb. Usually in bike museums the bikes are crammed in so you don’t get a good look but here they are thoughtfully displayed so you can get a good view. The bikes are meticulously maintained and the environment is first class. The toilet wash basins are innovative and follow the motoring theme.
A visit to this excellent venue won’t disappoint even if you are not a bike enthusiast.
Written February 13, 2019
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It is great to hear that you had a very enjoyable experience here at Classic Motorcycle Mecca. We are extremely pleased you appreciated the value of the restoration work that has gone into the collection over the years. Thank you for the review.
Written March 5, 2019
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