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Fyffe House

62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5835
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Lovely old building

The day we were there was a free entry day so that was good, lots of history of the building and a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cidermaiden
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Fyffe House, history to experience close up

We loved being able to step back into time and see how people lived during 'the olden days'. Seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Virginie S
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Wollongong, Australia
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62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5835
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"whale bones"
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"worth a visit"
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"fascinating history"
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"original condition"
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"whaling station"
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"kaikoura area"
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"foundation"
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"displays"
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"cottage"
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"whalers"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The day we were there was a free entry day so that was good, lots of history of the building and a lovely little garden.

Thank Cidermaiden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved being able to step back into time and see how people lived during 'the olden days'. Seeing whale vertebrae be part of the house's foundations, was amazing!

Thank Virginie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very warm welcome from the lady who was opening the property. When we seemed hesitant to go in she offered free admission “as we were the first customers of the day”. We felt quite uncomfortable about this as we’d only gone up...More

Thank Vealygood
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Unfortunately, this house has been Yellow Stickered and the house has been closed as a result of the November 2016 earthquake. Visit the area anyway It's beautiful.

Thank robert f
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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...More

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
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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!

Thank culturenrelaxation
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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...More

Thank HMR2014
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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...More

Thank Tangoj63
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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.

Thank davidsZ774LS
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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...More

Thank nonameKiwi
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