Aerial view of Fyffe House with the ocean in the backyard

From December 10, 2021 Fyffe House will be open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Opening Hours

October - April

Daily
10.00am - 5.00pm

May - September

Thursday - Monday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day

parking no-smoking toilet

Entry

Member Free

Adult $10.00

Student (tertiary) $5.00

Under 18 years Free

* Surcharges may apply for special events

Address

62 Avoca Street
Kaikōura 7300

+64 3 319 5835

fyffe@heritage.org.nz

Fyffe House under the stars

Fyffe House was literally built on the back of whaling – the initial single-storey cottage, which became the wing of a larger home, rests on piles made from the vertebrae of a mighty Tohorā (Southern right whale). But Kaikōura’s famously pink heritage building, and the land it occupies, has a history that is centuries deep, dating from the arrival of tangata whenua. By the end of your visit, you’ll have gained valuable insights into the full history of the place, including the whaling industry, and a vivid sense of the lives of three families who inhabited the house between 1844 and 1980.

Discover Fyffe House

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