E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian
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E Hayes and Sons is a hardware, homeware, giftware and engineering supply store and visitor experience 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 Authentic, Original and Legendary ‘World's Fastest Indian' motorcycle. The E Hayes Motorworks Collection and World's Fastest Indian is 100% FREE TO VIEW during our normal store opening hours.
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GSAJ
Blenheim, New Zealand137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Revisited E Hayes after enjoying the place 10 years ago. Full credit to the owners and staff in keeping this magnificent display available to the public at no charge. Great selection of stock in their hardware department and there is more than enough to keep your other half occupied in their Giftware Department. Very friendly staff.
Written August 26, 2020
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ChrisandDavid2016
Feilding, New Zealand196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Hard to imagine that a hardware store is a must visit whilst in Invercargill. You get to see the World's Fastest Indian motorbike and others for free on display in the massive shop that has something for everyone. Lovely gifts to buy, locals doing their Xmas shopping, lovely friendly staff doing Xmas wrapping and everyone chatty and welcoming. What a lovely treat to have been recommended this must do...
Written December 18, 2020
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Jared-Kiwi
Wellington, New Zealand304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Was recommended this place by our shuttle driver, wasn't quite sure what to expect. We aren't motorcycle fans but have watched the 'Worlds fastest Indian' so were keen to have a look.

Its a very short walk from the main area of town. primarily its a hardware store (With a shop and café attached) but scattered right through the store is various memorabilia including some Bert Munro original bikes, parts and trophies. Signs on most items are very informative as there isn't staff to show you around

For a free venue this is a great place to visit if you are in Invercargill
Written January 1, 2021
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M0xie4
Auckland, New Zealand121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
So, you go to see 'the bike', but you end up taking in the whole shop as part of the experience. The whole family went off in different ways to look at different things before we made it to 'the bike'.
Friendly, helpful staff, lots to look at, great coffee shop.
Well worth the visit.
Written May 1, 2021
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Ian T
Whangarei, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
It is a hardware store that incorporates a motorcycle museum - and a gift shop. Only a stone’s throw from the city centre on Dee St, the establishment is actually three shops joined together and it is free! There are dozens of bikes and a few cars as well, all in beautiful condition. The whole place is spotless and the staff are very helpful.
Written September 19, 2022
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dajeck
Invercargill, New Zealand267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Fancy, the best hardware store in NZ embellished by vehicles from the past. The investment by the Hayes family in to retaining parts of the Munro memorabilia plus the addition of a number of historic motorbikes and cars is superb and very well displayed.
Also a great cafe with exceptional coffee and nice food choices. A superb experience overall
Written December 21, 2022
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ArpanD
Kolkata (Calcutta), India83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you have just a day at Invercargill then visit here first !! It's a hardware shop but you will be amazed at the kind of memorabilia they have not just related to Burt Munro but overall from a motorbike enthusiast perspective. If you are not a bike enthusiast you will still love the antique wheels at display here. Chat up with one of the store managers for more insights and oh, the mandatory photo-op atop the Burt Munro Bike! Memorable trip by an Indian to visit the World's Fastest Indian !! After you are done here take a stroll down the street and check out the various shops on handicrafts, art & craft, music and others that dot the sidewalk. It's one of it's kind experience.
Written May 24, 2023
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stellamay
toowoomba216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
To visit 'The Worlds Fastest Indian' was a dream of ours since deciding to visit NZ, and I must say it did not disappoint. There was a large display of old motorbikes and machines with plenty if information about each item on display and of course 'The Worlds Fastest Indian' was on display both
the replica that was used for the movie and the original real deal. We were both very impressed by the display and it's free of charge. There was also some personal items of Burt Munros' on display. The hardware is easy to find and nicely done. You can take a photo of yourself sitting in the replica which was a nice touch we thought. Impressive!
Written October 1, 2023
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visionplants
Auckland, New Zealand58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We were advised to visit here by family when visiting Invercargill and were so pleased we came here. A great selection of antique tools etc as well as the fastest indian motorcycle. This is probably the best hardware store we have ever been in and if you're looking for a gift for someone you will def find something here as they have an incredible gift section in the store. Very tempting!!
Written May 8, 2021
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422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand3,544 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
There are three entrances to E Hayes. If you go through the middle of the store it is near the back, near lawnmowers. They have one of the props from the film. There is one you can sit in for a photo. Gold coin donation to charity (specially built).
Written October 7, 2020
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