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Bill Richardson Transport World

491 Tay St | Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-217 0199
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Invercargill's Bill Richardson Transport World boosts the largest private collection of its type in the world. Bill's passion for trucks was evident in his penchant appetite to preserve them, starting back in 1967. Post Bill's death in 2005, the family has continued on with their own insatiable desire to grow this world class collection opening its doors to the public in December 2015. Comprising 15,000sqm, over 200 trucks form the heart of the collection, complemented by over 150 vintage petrol bowsers, VW Kombis, 7 of the 8 Henry Ford Letter Cars, Model T's, early Ford V8's from the 1930's, wearable arts, kids Construction Zone full of Lego. To top it all off wallow in some retail therapy at Transport World's gift shop or indulge in Southlands finest cuisine at The Grille café. Enthusiast or not, there's something here for everyone.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lego room” (28 reviews)
“wearable art” (21 reviews)
“cars and trucks” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
491 Tay St | Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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+64 3-217 0199
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"lego room"
in 28 reviews
"wearable art"
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"cars and trucks"
in 19 reviews
"three hours"
in 9 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 29 reviews
"pork pie"
in 8 reviews
"petrol head"
in 15 reviews
"the grill"
in 5 reviews
"attention to detail"
in 10 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 24 reviews
"car enthusiast"
in 6 reviews
"huge collection"
in 6 reviews
"mind blowing"
in 7 reviews
"allow plenty of time"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 18 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"could spend hours"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The depth and quality of the exhibits surprised us. It is well worth a visit - great variety of trucks and cars with excellent presentation. And the motorcycle section (down the road in the city centre) was also really interesting.

Thank JohnNZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had heard a lot about this museum and I was not disappointed. Obviously a labour of love rather than a business. Thank you Bill and to his family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see various kind of old cars very well displayed. Good food. Try their ice coffee really loved it

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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and hope to see you back in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see place if you are mad about vehicles of all types. put aside about 1- 2 hours. Food out let on site also with good choose of picks.

Thank david_costigan
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are extremely glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the day with a tasty and generous breakfast in the Cafe. We then spent hours viewing the interesting, rare and beautifully restored cars, trucks, tractors and memorabilia. If you appreciate works of art on wheels then the size and quality of the exhibits...More

Thank martinN2054XH
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us, We have an amazing workshop team who do a great job with the restorations and upkeep of all of our vehicles. It's awesome to know that our visitors can appreciate this aspect of the collection. Thank...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing building housing an amazing transport collection in Invercargill. A very worthwhile visit where we easily spent 2 hours.

Thank Annette M
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us at Transport World. Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Visited this museum on a Sunday morning. The outside of the building does little to reveal the magnificence of what is inside. From a female perspective it was an amazing place to visit,. Even if you have little interest is motoring, you cannot help but...More

Thank slprattley
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is fabulous to hear your feedback. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we strive to keep our collection as diverse as possible to engage all members of the family and it is great to hear you found that aspect...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Bill Richardson Transport World is one of those places where you stand on the outside and wonder what is inside. Then when you go in you are pleasantly surprised by the sheer magnificence of what could be described as one of the best if not...More

Thank NCHMelb
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is so great to read! We are extremely glad your time here was highly valued and you found the collections many diverse displays of interest. Thank you for the kind review.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

What an absolute testament to this man and his family, preserving an era of time passed. Absolutely mind blowing seeing all the restored vehicles. Don't go past the toilets, super funky themes. Invercargill is lucky to have a treasure such as this on their doorstep.

Thank Sandra R
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Spectacular! We are so glad your time here was such a valuable experience. It is great to hear which aspects of the collection you enjoyed most. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A fantastic experience and testament to Bill Richardsons wish to preserve the past. You do not need to be a truck driver or petrol head to appreciate what has been assembled here for all to see. Most of the exhibits are priceless and irreplaceable. Well...More

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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is so great to read! We are extremely glad your time here was highly valued and you found the collection's many diverse displays of interest. We hope to see you back again in the future. Thank you for the kind review.

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ianweir2016
10 December 2016|
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Response from TransportWorld | Property representative |
Both Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca are open every day of the year. The only day we close is Christmas Day.
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