Transport World

Bill Richardson Transport World is reputedly the largest private collection of its type in the world. Designed to have something for everyone and, not just for enthusiasts, Transport World is proving popular with visitors from all walks of life.


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Housed in over 15,000 sqm of exquisite ‘sheds’ are over 250 vehicles including retro Kombis, Henry Ford Letter Cars, Model T’s, stunning 1930’s V8’s and 150 vintage petrol bowsers. You will also find a growing wearable arts collection, movie theatre, children’s play zones and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles. The scale of the collection is sure to impress so allow plenty of time.

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If tasting the flavours of the south is more your thing, head to our onsite café The Grille to experience famous southern delicacies like Stewart Island Salmon, Blue Cod, seasonal Bluff Oysters and Southland lamb. A truly delicious stop popular with locals and visitors alike.


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Physical address

Transport World, 491 Tay Street, Hawthorndale, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Transport World: 10am - 5pm, The Grille Cafe: 7.30am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Transport World is a ten minute drive from the Invercargill Airport.
Proximity to town:
Transport World is a five minute drive from the Invercargill city centre.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
NZ Students and Seniors 65+: $22.50, Under 5 free

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