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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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very well established hardware store and vintage museam atached

not a hotel part of the hardware shop has a collection of vintage age vechiles and motorbikes on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Invercargill, New Zealand
Bike world. fantastic

Very good place to go Took lots of photos. We loved it. would take lots of people there if I lived... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 2 days ago

not a hotel part of the hardware shop has a collection of vintage age vechiles and motorbikes on showcase with lots of other neat stuff...well worth a look through if you have the time you can also get any hardware items here...if they can,t find...More

Thank m_p_mcdonald
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good place to go Took lots of photos. We loved it. would take lots of people there if I lived there.

Thank Denise C C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible hardware store & amazing historic vehicles throughout the shop. It is fun to 'find' the vehicles everywhere and then the 'piece de resistance' the Indian. Saw the movie, saw the bike. My husband looked great on the replica. Congratulations to an amazing place which...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having seen Anthony Hopkins' performance in the movie of this real-life hero, when I learned the actual bike was to be seen, it was a no-brainier. Perhaps a strange setting for such an iconic piece of history but the hardware store also provided a great...More

Thank BigOrangeApe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a petrolhead I expected a few old cars and trucks in a draughty building. This museum is truly on a par with or better than Te Papa (which is flippin amazing) with a cafe which caters to our national heritage and our motoring heritage....More

Thank Shelley D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great display. How cool to wander through a huge hardware store and at every turn more vintage bikes and cars. The feature of course being the world's fastest Indian. Very cool, very well done.

Thank VW-Foodies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggested by motel manager. A pleasant bonus set in an old fashioned family owned large hardware/homewares store. Suggested gold coin donation, good value with a full range of well presented and explained items covering wicker wheel chairs to 70's 80's racing bikes and even a...More

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still can't get over that this is just an electrical store! Love that they have tried to make it tourist attraction as they have the world's fastest Indian on display. They have other items & information on Burt Munro the builder of the Indian even...More

Thank Tropical0792
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a motorcycle person at all. But the story of Monroe and the movie fascinated me. And having seen the salt flats and being on the south island of NZ, I had to make a trip to Invercargill to see this. To see his...More

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place I owned a mitre 10 in austrslia for 20 years This is the best hardware store I've been in The bike displays were great That working motor made from bits and pieces unbelievable

Thank Paul W
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John M
...Did Burt Munro ever try the oysters from the Bluff. ?
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!
My sister is coming across from England in February 16 and we will be visiting Invercargill. She seems to think there is a memorial or statue of the Worlds Fastest Indian. Is this correct?
8 January 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.
its address
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