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E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

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Fantastic hardware store with a difference!

Definitely a must see, worth it just for the motorcycles alone that are dotted around the store... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen F
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What a fantastic hardware store. Not only lots of equipment but many motorcycles on display as it... read more

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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All reviews hardware store burt munro on display great hardware old cars vintage bikes buy something classic cars motor cycle world record for sale no charge record breaking well worth a visit gift shop amazing collection great place to visit
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must see, worth it just for the motorcycles alone that are dotted around the store, but an awesome range of hardware for every occasion. There is also a gift store that has a great range of Christmas gifts and housewares.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic hardware store. Not only lots of equipment but many motorcycles on display as it was week before Burt monroe challenge.a must to visit while in town

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DavidP14293
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must for everyone, a shop which incorporates a legend and his motorbikes, also a store where you can buy hardware to gifts

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Guide633889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s kind of weird seeing all those motorbikes amongst a hardware store, however it is wonderful to know that this piece of just is being preserved and cared for. So glad we made the trip to see this.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gallifreyfalls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited E Hayes and sons to see the “Fastest Indian” and was impressed with their display of old motorcycles, cars and associated tools and equipment. A replica “Indian” is available to sit in for photo purposes at no cost. An excellent bonus. The store is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A hardware store with murt munros infisn in it. Awesome homeware, kitchen department. Staff are friendly. You could almost 1 stop shop. There is even camping supplies.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mrsrjrn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This visit was combined with the transport museum. Great value loads to see, really excited three little boys and three big boy’s too! The World’s Fastest Indian is amazing. If you haven’t seen the film with the great Anthony Hopkins you need to put it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Completely bizarre but totally cool--a giant hardware store with motorcycle treasures sprinkled about. Really enjoyed all of the displays and especially the descriptions that were provided. A special experience and I highly recommend stopping in (assuming you are interested in motorcycles and/or Burt Munro).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Casey C
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Now this is a hardware store with a difference. They have an extensive range of vintage motorcycles including an original Burt Munro 1920 Indian scout. A large store with bikes throughout and generously available to view for free. Do visit and stock up on any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed October 31, 2018

What a store, what a museum, such history. In fact we went back the next day just to make sure we hadn't missed something. You could spend days in this store and never be bored. I don't believe I have ever seen a 'store' with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joan B
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John M
May 20, 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!
January 8, 2016|
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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.
February 1, 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