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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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We visited this exhibition the bikes etc were a most the shop items what a amazing place an a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat W
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What a cool and interesting place ! Burt Munro set a land speed record for his type of motorcycle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hardware store” (191 reviews)
“burt munro” (70 reviews)
“on display” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this exhibition the bikes etc were a most the shop items what a amazing place an a great shop as well never seen so many items of a wide variety and the bikes cars were lovely well worth the time and it's right...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a cool and interesting place ! Burt Munro set a land speed record for his type of motorcycle ( Indian ) at The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1967 - a record that still stands ! Burt was from Invercargill and was portrayed...More

Thank Canuckiwis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic / Fantastic / Fantastic / look just go have a great time and enjoy it was wonderful and it is a different place to visit . CONGRATS design197 !!!

Thank design197
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to believe that this Indian got over about 20 miles an hour let alone 190! Very interesgting store with a number of classic motor cycles and a great display of hardwear.

Thank Dominie27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a hardware shop but it has an amazing collection of bikes scattered throughout the large building. Whereas a lot of shops don't want people wandering aimlessly around with no intention of buying...they encourage it. And Burt Munroe entrusted them to keep his world speed...More

Thank KiwiinOz2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are some motorbikes and classic cars in this hardware shop & the motorbike from the worlds fastest Indian movie. We got there just as they were closing on a Sunday & were pretty strict to close right on 4pm, so allow time to look...More

Thank Joey682
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Not only one of the southernmost cities in the world, but home to Burt Munro's record breaking motorcycles. And E Hayes & Sons is a hardware store! Really interesting to visit - no charge, so I was more than happy to spend well on souvenirs....More

Thank SimonRWMills
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I came to see the world’s fastest Indian and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was in a massive hardware store. The hardware store itself was massive. There is no charge to see the Indian and all the other incredible cars and bikes on...More

Thank BrettBega_Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2017

First car ever driven is sitting their laughing at me-yea am still here too old girl! Bikes & the Indian/cars from all years! Oooh got a tut-tut guys cos was having a laughing look in the real golden oldie (yeah mate was in the vintage...More

Thank lucillei54
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Gifts for all ages and interests. A very extensive shop. Great to see Burt Munroe's Indian on display too!

Thank Nat253
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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|
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