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A reminder of Kaikoura's early history.

Visited on Saturday 19th May. It is a well perserved property containing lot's of history about the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Caloundra, Australia
Stopped to view new land area near House with seals basking in the sun

Worth the drive out to view the coast from this point. Large area of rock recently forced above sea... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Woodhill, New Zealand
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62 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5835
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Reviewed 7 August 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.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 27 July 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

Thank vargabeergo
Reviewed 23 May 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.

1  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Super nice lady when you first enter to share about the history. It was interesting walking through the house and seeing some of the old items there; however, it wasn't quite our thing.

Thank thebretimes
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting this amazing cottage built on whale bone. Ann the curator was very knowledgeable and welcoming. Fantastic story board of the history of Kaikoura. Totally recommend snd you get to touch a 100 year old whale bone.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 16 March 2018

visited this place and was impressed with the whole story of its history by my fellow Scot. They had all sorts of interesting stuff kept from years ago.

Thank Macarsovitch
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Its so a pitty for the local people and the local economy that they needed to close all this things because they had a very severe earthquake. Also the Fyffe house is closed. Go back to visit Kaikoura, if manu tourist come back, local people...More

Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We were walking to the seal colony and came across Fife Cottage by accident. How lucky were we! The curator was a fount of information, not just about the cottage but about recommendations for the rest of our trip round New Zealand. The most striking...More

1  Thank Biddy J
Reviewed 18 February 2018

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
Reviewed 2 February 2018

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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