Burt Munro

Lonely Planet review

If you’re a fan of motorcyclist Burt Munro’s speedy achievements, captured in The World’s Fastest Indian (2005), you can see his famous motorbike at E Hayes & Sons . Other retro two-wheelers are on display and film merchandise is for sale. Oreti Beach (site of Burt’s race against the troop of insolent young tearaways) is 10km to the southwest and a nice spot for a swim. The Burt Munro Challenge is a popular motorbike event held each November. There's also a good display of Munrobilia at the Southland Museum.