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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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Awards

Australasian Responsible Tourism Award
Asia & Australasia World Travel Awards

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WE ARE OPEN!!

Daily between 0900-1530 we are open for business. Our tours are operating (weather permitting and minimum passenger numbers achieved) under Alert Level 2 Guidelines.

  1. If you are unwell, have been to a place of interest in the last 14-days or are awaiting a covid test please stay home.
  2. Contact tracing is required so we ask you to scan in with the covid tracer app or use the manual sign-in option provided.
  3. We ask that you adhere to a minimum of 1m physical distancing.
  4. Tour capacity has been reduced to 24 passengers to support physical distancing.
  5. We ask that you wear a face covering.
  6. Our cleaning procedures have been enhanced and hand sanitizer is available.
  7. We ask that you listen to all instructions provided by our team and please be patient.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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The team at Whale Watch Kaikoura