Bill Richardson Transport World

One man’s passion started it all. A visit to Bill Richardson Transport World is a truly world-class experience. Full of quirky details, it is one of the largest museums of its type in the world and is popular with people from all walks of life.


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It all started when Invercargill woman Joc O’Donnell decided to open her father Bill’s automotive collection to the public, transforming his existing ‘sheds’ into 15,000 sqm of museum space. Home to more than 300 vehicles including retro Kombis, Henry Ford letter cards, Model Ts, stunning 1930s V8s, and an extensive truck collection – the centrepiece is Bill’s prized Texaco tanker – as well as over 200 vintage petrol pumps.
Even those who are not mechanically minded will be blown away. Guests will find a growing wearable arts collection, movie theatre, delightful children’s play zones and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as the vehicles. If you’re keen to taste the flavours of the south, fabulous café The Grille is also on-site.

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Physical address

Bill Richardson 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 $30.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
NZ Students and Seniors 65+ $27.50, Under 5 free, Family pass (two adults and up to four children) $75
Further pricing information:
Entry is subject to Transport World terms and conditions. See

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