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Glenfern Sanctuary on Great Barrier Island
Glenfern Sanctuary and 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 Park is free for all to visit.

Open 7 days Sunrise to Sunset

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 and Accommodation

The Experts

Ethos Environmental

"Glenfern Sanctuary is absolutely hands down the best little Sanctuary in the world".

The visitors

A Guided Tour

Fitzroy House

"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".

Sponsors & Partners

Auckland Council
Foundation North Sponsors Glenfern
Quell National Trust Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
Auckland Zoo Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
WWF Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
GiC New Zealand GIS In Conservation Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
Ethos Envirenmental Sponsors Glenfern Sanctuary
Mount Deluxe
Daltons New Zealand
Pics Peanut Butter New Zealand
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Rj's licorice New Zealand
Macpac Fund for Good New Zealand

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