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Whaling history Fyffe House

Painted in its original pink, Fyffe House is all that remains of the Kaikōura whaling industry. The town's oldest surviving building, it has changed little since the 1860s.

Built literally upon the foundations of whale vertebrae, Fyffe House provides a rare opportunity for visitors to feel the small-roomed confines of a whaler's cottage, touch whale bones and baleen, and even smell the fragrant aroma of whale oil.

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Australasian Responsible Tourism Award
Asia & Australasia World Travel Awards

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LEVEL 2 UPDATE

Please note we remain closed until further notice. We appreciate all the messages and inquiries we have been receiving, it means a lot. We assure you that we are working hard behind the scenes to be showing you all a 'whale of a time' again in the future.

Ngā Mihi

The team at Whale Watch Kaikōura