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There are guided tours which can be made by arrangement, and even tailored to suit your requirements.
Fyffe House is the oldest building in Kaikoura and is a reminder of Kaikoura's whaling past. The life of the building began as part of the Waiopuka whaling station which was founded in 1842 by Robert Fyffe.
A distinctive feature is the whale vertebrae that are used as piles on a wing of the house. It marks the house to Kaikoura's whaling days.
Surrounding Fyffe House are the remains of extensive Maori settlements.
As you drive from Kaikoura town centre and carry on past Fyffe House, you'll soon reach another attraction that's well worth a visit. The Peninisula Seal Colony allows you to get up close and observe a seal colony. Simply park your car and walk over the rocks to study the seals in their natural habitat, and enjoy views of the stunning Kaikoura mountains and coastline.
October - April: Every day 10.00am to 6.00pm
May - September: 10.00am to 4.00pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Adult: $10, Student (local): $5, Children: Free.
Best For Whom
- Mature Travellers
Best For What
- Cultural Experience