E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

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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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Lincoln C
South Pacific54 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This collection was purchased by Bill Richardsons family and shows at a different site to his Truck Museum. This collection too is all beautifully restored and is presented beautifully, alongside 15 of Beggs raceways. Amazing to see, such a privilage 🙏 lf you have any interest in motorbikes/motor racing/ motorbike racing/ legends on NZ motorsport you simply must visit. And buy the combo/discounted ticket to see Bill Richardsons Truck Museum down the road.. and allow up to 4 hours to do them both. AND their cafe at the Truck museum serves the most amazing meals, this is not just any old cafe!
Written August 5, 2020
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Xavier R
Otago Region, New Zealand396 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
This historical ironmongery business operating for more than 100 years, now have their own Cafe to snacks, drinks (tea/coffee), sandwiches & cakes. Comfortable seats amongst the historic bikes & cars, and also amongst the stores kitchen wares and outdoor clothing displays. Also a clean and easily accessible toilet for customers. Have a wonder and get a few bits and pieces for your DIY and projects. Best in Invercargill and apart from Reid Bros in Thames, the only other historic ironmongers in New Zealand. Free undercover parking too.
Written October 27, 2020
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Ray C
Whangarei, New Zealand139 contributions
Sep 2020
Where else can you wander into a museum of classic vehicles and motorcycles without having to pay? The exhibits just went on and on as we wandered around the store. Well presented and staff were friendly and helpful. Great to see the Bike from the Movie.
Written September 28, 2020
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ChrisandDavid2016
Feilding, New Zealand169 contributions
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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M0xie4
Auckland, New Zealand110 contributions
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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GSAJ
Blenheim, New Zealand135 contributions
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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Jared-Kiwi
Wellington, New Zealand264 contributions
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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visionplants
Auckland, New Zealand57 contributions
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 Zealand3,072 contributions
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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cakeAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand107 contributions
Jan 2021
Great place to visit and its free! Draw card was the World's Fastest Indian motorbike. There were many other motorbikes on display throughout this very large store along with old tools, cash registers, motors etc. Staff very friendly and nice. Well worth a visit and open everyday.
Written January 4, 2021
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