Whether with a guided of self-guided, take a walk along Glenfern Trail and experience the how the bush used to be.
Glenfern Trail is a well formed track through native regenerating and old growth forest incorporating a swing bridge into the canopy of a 600 year old kauri tree.
To get the full experience we recommend a guided tour with our environmental scientist in residence. Starting with an interactive presentation in our new interpretation room, she will show you through the sanctuary and you may even learn something along the way!
If you would rather travel at your own pace then we welcome you to do a self guided tour. A detailed map and information sheet will guide you along your way and describe the more famous aspects of the sanctuary. These are available here in the interpretation room or at the Information Centre in Port Fitzroy.
Along the trail you will;
Be among the 15,000+ trees we have planted here to date
See the best view on the island from "Sunset Rock"
Come face-to-face with a giant weta or two!
Peer into a black petrel burrow and (if they are home) see one of the most endangered birds in the world
Walk into the canopy of a 600 year old kauri tree
Visit our resident brown teal flock in their purpose built pond
Experience native bird-life reinvigorated by years of intense management
Look for native fish and the unfathomably rare chevron skink in the gently flowing streams
Glenfern Trail is about 2 kms long and involves some uphill walking. The Guided Tour takes 2-3 hours to do and a lift to the top of the hill is included so a very low level of fitness is required
Guided Walk $40 per person, minimum of 4. By appointment only, please contact us to make a booking.
There are many other walks that can be done in the neighbouring DoC reserve including day and overnight walks. We offer a cost effecient package tour that incorporates many of these walks complete with track start/end transport and comfortable accomodation at Fitzroy House and Seaview Cottage within the Sanctuary.