Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead

Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead

Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead
4.5
Historic SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead is the former home and engineering works of the gifted inventor Earnest Hayes and his family. Explore the 1900’s belt-driven works where significant agricultural inventions were created, including the still-in-use Hayes wire strainer and triplex. See what life was like for those working in the engineering trade and for those who lived in rural NZ. Discover the lives of the Hayes more intimately as you walk through the family Homestead or “the Big House”, where the inventions continued – this periodically restored, 1920’s mudbrick home had electricity, a flushing toilet and even piped radio through the bedrooms! Refresh yourself at Hannah’s Café with freshly made food and espresso coffee or browse our gift shop. Cool drinks and free water available. Hours 10am – 5pm 7 days from September through to May (except Christmas & Boxing Day). Or see the works in action on our Operating Days: Sundays January 3rd, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th 2021.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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warrnambool
Warrnambool, Australia128 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had lunch here while doing the Central Otago rail trail
A very pleasant setting , with hospitable staff.
The pies& pastie were excellent , and the apple pie dressed with blue cheese, walnuts and thyme honey was fabulous.
Coffee also very good.
Don’t ride past it.
Written 8 November 2023
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Neil R
Dunedin, New Zealand12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Absolutely FABULOUS cafe in charming and characterful cottage. Great coffee, superb homemade food and delightfully personable staff. On the rail trail just out of Oturehua. Plan your trip to take in this highlight.
Written 10 February 2023
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DawnH
Hobart, Australia975 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Great coffee and amazing choice of food both savoury and sweet. Staff couldn’t be more helpful even washing my Keep-a-cup afterwards
Written 4 February 2023
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Rob H
Yarraville, Australia44 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Stopped there for lunch on our ride between Lauder and Ranfurly. Nice food and good coffee. Lovely area and friendly staff. Very prompt service.
Written 7 January 2023
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PennyReynders
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions
Oct 2022
Very interesting historic place. Loved the old house and the nicest cafe with great coffee and food.
Written 25 October 2022
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Kryn2016
Vancouver Island, Canada6 contributions
May 2022
We had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed sitting in the sun. Great service even though they were busy. Very relaxed.
Written 29 July 2022
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Peter_R_NZ
Auckland, New Zealand187 contributions
Feb 2022
A lot of bikers stop there, but it is a fun place and while you wait for lunch, they get you to do a little trip around all the buildings and understand the history of the place. Very cool.
Written 28 May 2022
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Nigel R
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Theses guys are still firmly entrenched with vax certs, masks etc so ashame to see and wasted trip. I'm sure it would of been an interesting place to wander around coming from an agricultural background
Written 6 April 2022
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Karel
3 contributions
Nov 2021
The visit to Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead was an unexpected highlight of the day. The food was amazing, the service very good and the museum was very interesting. Amazing to see what he invented so many years ago and what is still in use. A legend.
Written 15 December 2021
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John Miller
Christchurch, New Zealand83 contributions
Nov 2021
Wandering the historic workshop and seeing all of the equipment pretty much intact. all nicely signposted.

You could imagine the sound of it all working and smells of hot metal. We are so lucky this has been preserved for future generations.

And the cafe is brilliant
Written 17 November 2021
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