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E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian

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More than just a department store

A great place to shop, or just to visit, much more than your average department store, a credit to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Old fashioned hospitality!

A must for any motorcycle enthusiast. Love how the bikes and cars are randomly placed throughout... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim B
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“hardware store”(211 reviews)
“burt munro”(84 reviews)
“on display”(57 reviews)
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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All reviewshardware storeburt munroon displayold carsgreat hardwarevintage bikesclassic carsbuy somethingmotor cyclefree of chargefor salerecord breakingwell worth a visitgift shopamazing collectiongreat place to visitsomething for everyone
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great place to shop, or just to visit, much more than your average department store, a credit to the owners and staff

Thank NzShazbut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for any motorcycle enthusiast. Love how the bikes and cars are randomly placed throughout what is a working hardware store. Friendly staff and yes, got to see Burt’s Indian :) Good range of affordable t-shirts, stubby holders, books, etc

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing gem of motoring culture, and good sports kiwi-ism free museum and friendship car /bike culture all for free in a hardware outdoors shop. Must go to place. Oh not just bikes racing cars too

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Finally i saw the motorcycle. I have watched the movie 3 times. Amazing lots of old stuff. Close to city

Thank Sania_Mirza_82
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic shop. Not only home to The World's Fastest Indian, but an amazing hardware store as well. A great collection of Burt Munros, and other, motoring memorabilia. I believe it has the world's longest"tool wall" display. Not to be missed on your visit to Invercargill.

Thank Kildare201
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Have you ever thought that it would be good to have a hardware store that offered good old fashioned service. Well at E Hayes you get that, but you also get an excellent display of motorcycles from eras gone by, plus the benefit of seeing...More

Thank NCHMelb
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this great hardware store turned auto museum that is a tribute to the World's Fastest Indian and local Hayes inovation. An impressive and interesting collection of of motorbikes machinery and classic cars. Well worth a stroll.

Thank Julian Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I am not into motorcycles and I have been to other transportation musuems in NZ before. Yet this place managed to make me appreciate everything they have on display. There are 2 floors of motorcycles to admire for an ok entry fee. All models have...More

1  Thank Tijsv54
Reviewed 19 June 2018

E Hayes and and Sons is an old world general engineering shop. As well as selling a massive array of engineering and general supplies it has amazing displays of old motor cycles, Cars and tools integrated through out the shop and because this it is...More

3  Thank Denys F
Reviewed 19 June 2018

E Hayes & Son, a family business dedicated to give the best service. A fascinating museum in a store that has everything!

1  Thank glarse561653
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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