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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 great place to visit for any fan of all things automotive.

A terrific collection from a bygone age of so many mechanical things including the Worlds Fastest... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Ron G
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Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada
The fastest Indian- do not leave Invercargill without visiting!

We came here 2 years ago and had to come again. You will find the ‘fastest Indian’ Burt Munro... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
debra s
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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“hardware store” (212 reviews)
“burt munro” (82 reviews)
“on display” (57 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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+64 3-218 2059
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"burt munro"
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"on display"
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"old cars"
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"motor cycle"
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"vintage bikes"
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"great store"
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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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"record breaking"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"amazing collection"
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"great place to visit"
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"something for everyone"
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

A terrific collection from a bygone age of so many mechanical things including the Worlds Fastest Indian, motorcycle. An added bonus it is absolutely free and housed inside E. Hayes and Sons, harware store.

Thank Ron G
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and had to come again. You will find the ‘fastest Indian’ Burt Munro memorabilia here. If you love tools then you will not be disappointed. If you love motorbikes and cars again you won’t be disappointed.

Thank debra s
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

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

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 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 February 13, 2018

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!

Thank MrsBiker
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

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 February 12, 2018

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 February 11, 2018 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 February 10, 2018 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 February 10, 2018 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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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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