E Hayes & Sons

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Invercargill , New Zealand
168 Dee St
+64 3 218 2059
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Opening hours
7.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat & Sun
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We can't think of another hardware shop to have made it into a Lonely Planet guidebook, but in among the aisles of bolts, barbecues and brooms in this classic art-deco building are over 100 items of motoring memorabilia, including the actual motorbike on which the late Burt Munro broke the world speed record (as immortalised in the 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian , starring Sir Anthony Hopkins). There's also a replica of Burt's Indian, which you can be photographed in.

Other highlights include a 1910 Buick 8, a Ford Thunderbolt and some shiny Chevies. Admission is free, but you're invited to leave a donation for the local hospice – that is unless you're just calling by to stock up on nails and turpentine.