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E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

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The Fastest Indian - excellent

Visited E Hayes and sons to see the “Fastest Indian” and was impressed with their display of old... read more

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A hardware store with murt munros infisn in it. Awesome homeware, kitchen department. Staff are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Invercargill, New Zealand
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“burt munro”(86 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited E Hayes and sons to see the “Fastest Indian” and was impressed with their display of old motorcycles, cars and associated tools and equipment. A replica “Indian” is available to sit in for photo purposes at no cost. An excellent bonus. The store is...More

Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A hardware store with murt munros infisn in it. Awesome homeware, kitchen department. Staff are friendly. You could almost 1 stop shop. There is even camping supplies.

Thank Mrsrjrn
Reviewed 6 days ago

This visit was combined with the transport museum. Great value loads to see, really excited three little boys and three big boy’s too! The World’s Fastest Indian is amazing. If you haven’t seen the film with the great Anthony Hopkins you need to put it...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely bizarre but totally cool--a giant hardware store with motorcycle treasures sprinkled about. Really enjoyed all of the displays and especially the descriptions that were provided. A special experience and I highly recommend stopping in (assuming you are interested in motorcycles and/or Burt Munro).

Thank Casey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now this is a hardware store with a difference. They have an extensive range of vintage motorcycles including an original Burt Munro 1920 Indian scout. A large store with bikes throughout and generously available to view for free. Do visit and stock up on any...More

Thank Kiaussi
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a store, what a museum, such history. In fact we went back the next day just to make sure we hadn't missed something. You could spend days in this store and never be bored. I don't believe I have ever seen a 'store' with...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fully functioning hardware store in the middle of town, but interspersed throughout are collections from one of New Zealand's racing icons, Bert Munro, along with several of his motorbikes and other cars and speedway cars/bikes. There's also a quirky collection of hammers...More

Thank TAGman810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must when visiting Invercargill. A very interesting collection of old vehicles and motor bikes, including the Worlds Fastest Indian. Set among the shelves and floor space of a hardware store makes this a most interesting place to visit.

Thank 58jnapper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is traditionally a hardware store but they also have vintage motorbikes on display. Plus, they have a wonderful, extensive gift selection.

Thank martinandtania2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another attraction to see while in Invercargill. It doesn't take long, but well worth the look at old original items and of course The Indian.

Thank kayegiles67
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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!
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.
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