Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Fyffe House

  • 62 Avoca St. Map It
  • Kaikoura
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 10/27/2015

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Fyffe House is Kaikoura's oldest building, erected soon after Robert Fyffe's whaling station was established in 1842. Partly built on whale-bone piles on a grassy rise overlooking the sea, the house provides a look at what life was like when people aimed at whales with harpoons rather than cameras. You can stop here on the way to the Point Kean seal colony.

Sight Information


62 Avoca St., Kaikoura, Canterbury, 7300, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$10. Kids free.
  • Oct.–Apr., daily 10–6 (5:30 last entry); May–Sep., Thur.–Mon. 10–4

Published 10/27/2015


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