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Very interesting and important in the history of the area. Built on whale bones which is unusual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubbo, Australia
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Small but worth a visit

Greeted by a very friendly lady who spent some time providing a lot of interesting background... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Graham H
East Preston, United Kingdom
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62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5835
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All reviews worth a visit lots of history national trust members interesting stuff wander around seal colony free entry foundation curator cottage information development admission reminder nz volunteers stories
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and important in the history of the area. Built on whale bones which is unusual. Went there as part of our Llama tour. Small but unusual and worth o visit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing history and some good hands on activities for tweens, some rooms pretty bare, but understand this is for restoration.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted by a very friendly lady who spent some time providing a lot of interesting background information before we set off on our free flow tour. The house is small so it doesn't take long to explore but is still very interesting and it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting little place, a short walk from the Pier Hotel. Worth a visit to give you more information about life in Kaikoura and the early families who settled here. It's $10 entry fee for an adult.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Kath31
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

On arriving at Kaikoura we headed to Fyffe House for a brief visit. We had lunch at one of the picnic tables scattered in front of the building. On entry, there was a brief talk from the staff member who told us a little of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Well worth the stop and an hour of your time if you are interested in the history of the house and of Kaikoura. The museum is well documented with interesting information. Congratulations to the volunteers who run this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank bjm286
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The house does have some interesting aspects but the staff member that took our money was rude. Unfortunately, this left a bad taste in our month for the home tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Visited on Saturday 19th May. It is a well perserved property containing lot's of history about the early day's in Kaikoura. Worth visiting especially if you are National Trust members.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This housa has many stories to tell, you can feel history as you wander around in the house. If you have time and want to know about the history of Kaikoura from the very begginings, this is your place for sure! If you really have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank vargabeergo
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Worth the drive out to view the coast from this point. Large area of rock recently forced above sea level often has seals basking and interesting rock pools. Fyffe House is open for limited hours but still worth driving to.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Tintin4
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