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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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A surprising find

Classic motorcycles scattered through a hardware store - amazing. Includes Burt Munros motorcycles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen B
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
World's fastest indian

Awesome! Unusual to visit a hardware store to see Burt Munroe memorabilia but makes it unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey S
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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%
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“burt munro” (70 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic motorcycles scattered through a hardware store - amazing. Includes Burt Munros motorcycles and the motorcycle from the movie Worlds Fastest Indian

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome! Unusual to visit a hardware store to see Burt Munroe memorabilia but makes it unique. Definitely worth dropping in... parking around the back

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twenty aisles of quality products, good staff and a separate giftwares and homewares shop. Also a big collection of cars and motorcycles spread around the shop. At the back is Munro's Indian, no longer with its streamlining, but there's also one of the replicas built...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is every mans dream! The display of motorbikes is incredible but it also has hardware to buy at great prices, memorabilia and a "pretty" part of the shop, would recommend this to anyone :)

Thank YellowDefender90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really into motor bikes but this was very interesting. the Worlds fastest Indian is something I had heard of, but never thought I would see it. the different eras of bikes made the experience something that was worth the effort.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after reading the must do’s in town. The display of old cars and motor bikes is terrific. The information sheets detail a lot of information regarding the Indian as well as on other displays. The shop itself also offers some quirky bits...More

Thank Chezsmall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see for those who follow the story of the 'Worlds fastest Indian' Burt Munro. Basically a few vintage motor cycles etc dotted throughout a big hardware store. Bonus for me was the great gift/homeware section i could browse while hubby checked out the...More

Thank Tania C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this exhibition the bikes etc were a most the shop items what a amazing place an a great shop as well never seen so many items of a wide variety and the bikes cars were lovely well worth the time and it's right...More

1  Thank Pat W
Reviewed November 7, 2017

What a cool and interesting place ! Burt Munro set a land speed record for his type of motorcycle ( Indian ) at The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1967 - a record that still stands ! Burt was from Invercargill and was portrayed...More

Thank Canuckiwis
Reviewed November 6, 2017

fantastic / Fantastic / Fantastic / look just go have a great time and enjoy it was wonderful and it is a different place to visit . CONGRATS design197 !!!

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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|
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