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Fyffe House

  • Where

    Fyffe House, Kaikoura, 62 Avoca Street, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand

    Christchurch - Canterbury
    Kaikoura

    New Zealand
  • Opening Hours

    CLOSED temporarily 21 September - 30 November for earthquake repairs. Daily, October (Labour Weekend) - April 10am - 5pm; May - September Thursday - Monday, 10am - 4pm
  • Contact

  • Website

  • Pricing

    Adult
    $10.00
    Child
    $3.00
    Other Charges:
    Tertiary Students $5. Free entry for members of Heritage New Zealand and affiliated organisations. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.
  • Months of Operation

    All months of the year
  • Booking

    Booking Phone: +64 3 319 5835
    Booking Email: fyffe@heritage.org.nz

Standing pretty in pink, on the edge on the ocean's edge, Fyffe House is the only survivor of Kaikoura's once-busy Whaiopuka whaling station and is the town's oldest surviving building.

Exploring Fyffe House shows just how harsh family life was during Kaikoura's early settlement, and how resourceful its citizens needed to be. Such stories are recounted through collected artefacts, dioramas and audio tales, and the whalebones that form the buildings foundations.

The grounds offer fabulous views of the coastline, snow-capped mountains and the vast ocean. A striking carving, Pou Tangaroa, recounts stories relating to the area's Maori history.

Fyffe House is a gentle 45 minute walk around the bay from the township of Kaikoura.

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