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
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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.
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CHC_Travel_Junky
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions
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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GizmoCairo
Province of Alicante, Spain161 contributions
Feb 2020
More than 300 classic bikes from many countries displayed on 3 floors. All clearly labelled and sensibly grouped. It was a joy to be able to inspect the bikes closely (without touching). There were a few hands on exhibits and a wealth of videos both instructional and informative. Allow plenty of time to lose yourself here. My husband and I visited BMW World in Munich in July 2019 and honestly felt that Classic Motorcycle Mecca displayed their artefacts and bikes in a much more engaging manner. Not to be missed when you visit Invercargill. Well worth a detour if you haven't planned it.
Written March 10, 2020
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BRTWINV
Wow what a review!. Your words motivate us to keep pushing forward when we know the work has been appreciated so much. Thank you again.
Written April 2, 2020
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dajeck
Invercargill, New Zealand262 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Outstanding exhibition of motor bike history and the addition of the George Begg collection adds to the nostalgia.
I travel a lot and have visited many transport related exhibitions. What we have in Invercargill and developed by the HWR group is absolutely world class.
A must do for visitors to our city.
Written February 17, 2020
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BRTWINV
Thank you for taking the time to write a review dajeck. We think the collection is world class as well! Thank for your kind words and hope to see you again one day soon.
Written April 2, 2020
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NigelBuzz
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand58 contributions
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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BRTWINV
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, Australia64 contributions
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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BRTWINV
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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Sebastien
1 contribution
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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BRTWINV
Thank you for your lovely review.
Written June 13, 2020
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hollytp1963
Christchurch, New Zealand91 contributions
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 Zealand251 contributions
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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BRTWINV
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, Australia31 contributions
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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Dunk893
Auckland Central, New Zealand127 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
As a bikey this place is heaven. Unbelievable collection of restored motorcycles. Do not miss this this place. Right in the heart of Invercargill. Does a wonderful breakfast to!! Heaven....
Written April 29, 2017
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We are very glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us at Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Thank you for your kind review.
Written June 13, 2017
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