Fyffe House

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Kaikoura’s oldest surviving building is Fyffe House, built upon foundations of whale vertabrae. Built by Scotsman George Fyffe, cousin of Kaikoura’s first European settler, Robert Fyffe, it started life as a small cottage in 1842. There’s plenty to see inside and out, including the original brick oven, historical displays and gardens.