WELCOME TO GLENFERN
SANCTUARY & ACCOMMODATION
Glenfern Sanctuary is an 83 hectare Regional Park and the gateway to the predator fenced 240 hectare Kotuku Peninsula on the north-west coastline of Aotea Great Barrier Island.
The Glenfern Sanctuary Trust with Ngati Rehua Ngatiwai ki Aotea nga mana whenua o Aotea Trust are committed to the principles of kaitiakitanga; guardianship and protection of our endangered flora and fauna and their habitats. Here we cherish the mauri (life-force) across all of our taonga and mahi.
Glenfern Regional Parkland is free for all to visit.
Visiting hours 10am-6pm (daylight saving)
10am-4pm Winter (non daylight saving)
Come and experience some of Aotea’s most endangered species on our 2km loop track through pristine native bush, hear the birdsong and learn about our mahi.
We welcome guests to stay in historic Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage, unique holiday accommodation on Aotea.
"Glenfern Sanctuary is absolutely hands down the best little Sanctuary in the world".
A Guided Tour
"Probably the first impression is how peaceful the place is - but when the Tui starts or the Kaka parrot flys by the noise can be deafening".
"We wanted to stay for ever. Talk about paradise, and the private wharf was so convenient".