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Fyffe House

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Address: 62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5835

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Very good visit

We had only one hour to visit but it was extraordinarily good. Being members of the UK National Trust we gained entry free of charge. however, we would have been very happy to pay... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Peter_and_Sheila
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had only one hour to visit but it was extraordinarily good. Being members of the UK National Trust we gained entry free of charge. however, we would have been very happy to pay the admission charges. It was a delight to see the details of the past owners, The Fyfe, Fyffe, Goodall and Low families and how they used... More 

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Thank Peter_and_Sheila
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely warm welcome and introduction to the house history. Broader information freely provided about the local area including great tips for dining and other places to visit too. Such enthusiasm and knowledge is a wonderful asset in promoting Kaikoura. Go there!

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Thank culturenrelaxation
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I loved this place - fascinating history, and much of it is relatively recent! The information attached to the well-presented displays is really interesting and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I was fascinated by some of the uses for whalebone and also the reason for the building being pink!!

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Thank HMR2014
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This smallish house is well worth a visit if you are in the area. There is lots of info about the early settlement days in NZ when it was used as a whalers cottage and after that up until 1980 when it was given to the NZ heritage trust.

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Thank jlynch841
Kaikoura
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This house gives you the chance to experience a glimpse of life as it was lived from the start of settlement in the Kaikoura area. Well presented and well thought out displays.

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Thank davidsZ774LS
new Zealand
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We came across Fyffe house quite by chance, we were unaware of its existence and noticed it when driving by. Glad we stopped to investigate. So much history of the local area, all in very original condition. It was Kaikoura's first whaling station. The house foundations were built on whale bones. Worth a visit, fascinating insight into the past

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Thank nonameKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This house and the area surrounding it is rich in natural history and standing in this area looking out to sea and reading the info offered conjured up lots of feelings of how life was lived and their reliance on the ocean and the hardships they endured. This is well worth the visit but then keep on walking along the... More 

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Thank PennyPie
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

So pleased we found Fyffe house, very interesting, and so quaint inside, well worth the $10 per head

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Masterton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Dont miss this - it's well done and fascinating. a way to experience first-hand what colonial life was like.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The lady in charge on the day we visited was very interesting to listen to and very passionate about Fyffe House and its history. So much to see here - everything is very well set out.

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