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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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E Hayes Worlds fastest Indian

Bit of NZ history in a hardware store great display of bikes and memorabilia of some kiwi ingenuity.

Reviewed 6 April 2017
via mobile
See the Indian

Quite unexpected to see the World's Fastest Indian in a hardware store, but what a great way to see... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
via mobile
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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2059
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Bit of NZ history in a hardware store great display of bikes and memorabilia of some kiwi ingenuity.

Thank Southern-dutchman
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Quite unexpected to see the World's Fastest Indian in a hardware store, but what a great way to see it! Tucked in between store aisles are vintage bikes, some cars and vintage memorabilia. The store is huge, and you are perfectly welcomed to stroll the...More

Thank Cisaacs1974
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The store is good to start with and the motor bike displays are first class.Im not even a bike fan but found this place fascinating.(and it's free to look)

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Hayes is actually a hardware store but the owner has a passion for collecting bars and bikes which they put on display amongst the shelving! They also boast the ORIGINAL Indian, purchased to display here so they knew it would stay in its rightful home...More

Thank nuuutymel
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Good alternative hardwares store that isn't name Mitre 10. Helpful staff and some decent bargains to be had. Added bonus of some classic cars and motorbikes with of course The Fastest Indian also included.

Thank NesianStyle
Reviewed 31 March 2017

An amazing collection of old vehicles including Burt Munro's Indian motorbike. This is a free attraction as it is in a store.

Thank KiwiCzech
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Amazing shop with free museum. Clean and well laid out and the staff were very friendly. So much machinery, motorbikes and engines throughout the shop.

Thank Fran1628
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A great collection including the worlds fastest Indian, of bikes and old machinery, with a few quirky surprises. Great set up with the collection among working hardware store, even had the movie playing.

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A must see. Located in a working hardware, where you a welcome to visit FOR FREE. I was very surprised. Not only can you see the worlds fastest Indian Motorcycle made famous by the movie of the same name but also there are many other...More

Thank Azornator
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant concept to combine your exhibits amongst your stock and convert the chore of shopping into an enjoyable experience. We visited the collection as my partner wanted to see the Bert Munro display, and was thrilled to see the actual bike ridden by...More

Thank JohnClements1959
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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