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Fyffe House

62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5835
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But it's not their fault

Unfortunately, this house has been Yellow Stickered and the house has been closed as a result of... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
robert f
,
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Very good visit

We had only one hour to visit but it was extraordinarily good. Being members of the UK National... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Peter_and_Sheila
,
Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
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62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 5835
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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
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
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
Reviewed 1 December 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
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 jlynch841
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
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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 3 April 2016

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

1  Thank Smarty9597
Reviewed 1 April 2016

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

2  Thank jocolin2015
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