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Fyffe House

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Fyffe House

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roaming_kiwi58 wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2,632 contributions514 helpful votes
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A fascinating place to visit if you have any interest in history. We had a warm welcome from the lady at the entrance, who gave us a short introduction and a leaflet with a little info and a map. Then we wandered the property on our own. I found it fascinating that the foundations of this building are constructed of whale bones. You can see them in the front verandah. Well worth a visit to Fyffe House if you are in Kaikoura. By the way, I noted that on the Heritage NZ website it says opening hours are 10 to 4 Thursday to Monday. This is not correct. These are only the May to September hours. From October to April Fyffe House is open every day from 10 to 5pm. The information centre in Kaikoura very quickly supplied the correct opening times via email when I queried. I have had no response from Heritage NZ regarding the opening hours.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Bridget P wrote a review Dec 2020
Pahiatua, New Zealand120 contributions25 helpful votes
This place takes you back to life in the 1840s and 1860s. I cannot imagine raising a family with 8 children in such a small cottage during those years. If you are interested in early NZ European history, then this is a must. A true hidden gem.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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zam wrote a review Dec 2020
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For those who like history, this is one that is not to be missed. Hope anyone planning to visit soon gets a warmer welcome though. . .
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Karolina wrote a review Dec 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand84 contributions9 helpful votes
Great place to visit full of history. Loads of great artifacts. Friendly informative guide. Worth visiting when in the area.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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twokiwis2014 wrote a review Nov 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand99 contributions47 helpful votes
Such a lovely welcome and explanation of the house. In reality, it's pretty small but it's a wonderful time machine, taking us back to days long past when life must have been difficult most of the year, every year.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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