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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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Lots of motorbikes and a few cars

This is just a hardware store, but the owner has a passion for collecting motorbikes, so the there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul_n_Cris
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Melbourne, Australia
What a treat this place is!

You don't expect to find such car/bike history in a hardware store. The people are friendly and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
creagleton
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Auckland Central, 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 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 ORIGINAL ‘World's Fastest Indian' motorcycle
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hardware store” (205 reviews)
“burt munro” (75 reviews)
“on display” (55 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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"hardware store"
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"burt munro"
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"on display"
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"vintage bikes"
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"great shop"
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"great hardware"
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"buy something"
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"classic cars"
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"for sale"
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"no charge"
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"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"gift shop"
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"amazing collection"
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"great place to visit"
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"something for everyone"
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"couple of hours"
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"new zealand"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is just a hardware store, but the owner has a passion for collecting motorbikes, so the there are many on display. It is free to enter and view the bikes (as well as a few cars and other bits and pieces) and the staff...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't expect to find such car/bike history in a hardware store. The people are friendly and the collection is amazing.

Thank creagleton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit here every time I come to Invercargill. It is a super store, I always find something to buy that is useful. The staff are very good. The motorcycle display is incredible. Just a real treat in every way- don't miss it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love motorbikes and old machinery this is a must see! Home to Burt Munro’s record breaking Indian motorcycle and many other gems. It’s also a proper hardware shop where you can buy just about any size (metric or imperial) nut, bolt or screw...More

Thank Moira A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to see the Fastest Indian Motorbike and ended up walking the whole store. Ended up buying some trinkets to take home. In the front of the store look up at the ceilings, they are beautiful.. It's a shop and a museum all...More

Thank Voodaloo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is to place to go if you want to see the fastest Indian! Amazing collection of Indians, vintage motorcycles and some vintage cars. Best of all, you can go there for free!

Thank AndreTanriosa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They say people come first and they do, what an amazing store with a huge range of goods and even a free coffee area. A pleasure to shop at E Hayes.

Thank Taranaki2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps of motorbikes in Town for this event, I don't like bikes but the displays they had were great! The had old cars and motorbikes on display all through the shop

Thank Jo P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to see his bikes and a great gift shop selling Burt’s memorabilia, a must see if you are a fan of him

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hardware store scattered with bikes and Burt Munro mentos. Why not grab a T-Shirt to prove you’ve been.

Thank Cathy A
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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!
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GarnerBanana
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.
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Wilky11111
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
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