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Address: 168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-218 2059
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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E Hayes and Sons is a hardware, homeware, giftware and engineering supply...

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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A must do

Going here was one of the main reasons we went to Invercargill, been fans of Burt Munro's story it was a must do for us. We really enjoyed having a look at everything

Reviewed 3 days ago
anita j
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aside from being a hardware store where you will find almost anything, it is an expansive department store with so much to offer. It's quite affordable to the majority of people, and the motorcycles dotted throughout are a great attraction. The staff are also friendly and helpful. I would add, though, the reason for the four stars opposed to five... More 

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Thank Anony M
Toowoomba, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going here was one of the main reasons we went to Invercargill, been fans of Burt Munro's story it was a must do for us. We really enjoyed having a look at everything

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Thank anita j
Invercargill
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great business that has renovated in style and added a special character with The World's Fastest Indian bike and various other vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and old memorabilia. A must see if visiting Invercargill city.

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Thank Joanne F
auckland
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection of motorbikes and cars is in the back of a shop, and well worth visiting. The shop is very large , especially the gift section where we bought lots of goodies. Need a good hour to visit.

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Thank gran42
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great surprise. This is a huge hardware store with a whole lot more. Scattered throughout the store are vintage motorcycles, old tools, vintage stationary engines, old lawnmowers and chain saws plus a collection of restored vintage cars and trucks. All of this in a fully operating retail hardware store that is extremely well laid out and fully stocked... More 

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Thank Kenneth H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. A hardware store that is also a museum!!! They love you walking in just to look at the motorbikes and cars and tools. A must see when in invercargill! And buy the tshirts, great quality !!!

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Thank Peter B
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got to be the best hardware store in New Zealand,best entertainment you'll get for free ever,if you get the chance to visit Invercargill don't miss this absolute gem,now you know go see it,hate to see you miss out on something special.

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Thank Raymond L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hardware store and motorbike museum rolled into one! Even though I am not a petrol head by any stretch of the imagination, the collection of bikes, cars and Burt Munro memorabilia is fascinating. It is also an excellent hardware store!

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Thank Seismicscot
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hard ward store sprinkled with old vintage motorbikes and memorabilia from legendary Burt Monroe. there are lots of burt Monroe repllcas around - at mall and transport world but this has bits of the real thing free entry worth a visit - so can see for yourself how a kiwi legend modified a decades old bike and set a world... More 

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Thank antnChris
Newborough
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Far out, the neatest hardware store on earth that has a fab gift store and amazing memorabilia dotted through the store and the fabulous Fastest Indian Motor bike along with other motor bike stuff and motoring memories.

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