E. Hayes & Sons, Invercargill

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Southland Region
A remarkable motorcycle collection in an otherwise ordinary hardware store, E. Hayes & Sons proudly displays one of the world's most legendary bikes. Among a collection of over 100 vehicles and parts, visitors can admire the modified Indian motorcycle of New Zealand legend and world-record breaker Burt Munro. Learn about Munro in his very own hometown, enjoy a complimentary hot drink, and chat to the enthusiastic staff about the collection. Those who have seen the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" may recognize some props. Before you visit Invercargill, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Classic motorcycles scattered through a hardware store - amazing. Includes Burt Munros motorcycles and the motorcycle from the movie Worlds Fastest Indian  more »
  • Awesome! Unusual to visit a hardware store to see Burt Munroe memorabilia but makes it unique. Definitely worth dropping in... parking around the back  more »
  • Burt Munro legendary Indian Scout, a replica of the machine, which for the movie ' The Worlds fastest Indian' was needed, as well as many other bike spares is to admire it in the home improvement market. Too bad they are not in a private museum.
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  • If you want something of quality and staff who know or will find what you're after you can't beat the service from E Hayes & Sons. A locally owned and operated company that has stood the test of time for a simple reason, good old fashioned service.
  • A must see just for the automotive displays, but also highly recommend for there homewares and hardware, offering great advice and expertise.
  • Went in to see the fastest Indian, came away with some NZ outdoor clothing too. Great hardware store. Must see when visiting Invercargill.
  • This store has an amazing collection of Indian motorbikes, including the the original built by Burt Munro. Very interesting place to visit. There is no charge for this visit as it is in a store.
  • Heaps of bikes to admire and enjoy. Highly recommended for bikers, history lovers and rev heads. Very interesting.

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