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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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Well done

Amazing that such a good display could be spread throughout a working hardware store. Cudos to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John D
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Nathalia, Australia
Great display

Who would have thought you would see such a fantastic collection of motorcycles and cars, including... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
harleyboyd
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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” (213 reviews)
“burt munro” (84 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that such a good display could be spread throughout a working hardware store. Cudos to the owners. Definitely worth doing.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who would have thought you would see such a fantastic collection of motorcycles and cars, including the world's fastest Indian, in a hardware and homewares shop. It took me completely by surprise.

Thank harleyboyd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

E. Hayes and Sons Hardware Store wa s a pleasure to visit. Not only does it have fabulous old motor bikes, especially Bert Munro’s Fastest Indian, but heaps more. It is also a store with an amazing range of products which are of such high...More

Thank bruces230
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent at least 2-3 hours looking at the displays. It was amazing. We will go back next time we're Invercargill

Thank pinkflower2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing hardware shop which also displays a number of vintage & historic cars & motorbikes...including a special display of"The World's Fastest Indian"..Burt Munro,came from "Invers" & I believe Mr Hayes assisted him in his quest...You don't have to buy anything...it's really worthwhile

Thank john241Caloundra
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recently found this whilst in town and wow did not disappoint the wide range of classic bikes and Burt Munro’s bikes and gear on site was amazing it was great to just meander through and take it all in

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

How many hardware/gift stores can you visit in NZ that have a world class collection of Cars and Motorbikes? Answer....just one...E Hayes and Sons. It's the best store for both ladies and Gents and if you are interested in motor vehicles you will be in...More

Thank MattCuthill
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Essentially this is a hardware shop, but venture into its depths and all kinds of treasures await Burt Munro’s original ‘indian’ is here along with many of his other bikes and lots of history and film shows. There are also vintage cars and unusual tools...More

Thank juicydamson
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This display of motor vehicles and motor bikes and memorabilia is amazing. What a great initiative for a retail business to offer this free of charge.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Yes it is fully functioning and well stocked hardware store. Yes it also has a great collection of motorcycles and other motoring items. Yes it is all free. Well worth a visit.

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John M
21 May 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
8 January 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
1 February 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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