Glenfern is a unique retreat and venue hire for leadership and team retreats, and events. We offer a private and off-grid destination for great team-building and collaborative getaways. 

Ultra-quiet, peaceful and tranquil, with no interruptions, Glenfern is the ultimate retreat for strategy and team planning sessions.

Do the work, then go and play

There are a range of facilities including a projector and whiteboard. Focus on your work then head outdoors for bush-walks, kayaking (if you bing your own), snorkelling, swimming or you can plan your own activities.

At Glenfern you’ll find three sanctuaries in one: native birdlife, native wildlife and an International Dark Sky Sanctuary (Great Barrier is internationally recognised for the quality of its starry nights).


Added Value

We can give your group guided tours of Glenfern, sustainability workshops or an unforgettable day volunteering in the sanctuary filled with native birdlife, including tui, kereru, kaka parrots, black petrel and brown teal. In late the afternoon, you can stroll to sunset rock for stunning 360-degree views of Port Fitzroy Harbour.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help put a tailored programme together for you.

NOTE: All income from Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage goes towards the management of Glenfern Sanctuary, helping to protect our precious and endangered native species.

"Amazing place which allowed our group to get away from it all while still being able to do our work.


The team of Chris and Sarah looked after us so well (thanks for all the fish) and we can't wait to have our next annual planning meeting there.


Access by boat or from the airport was good and the team loved the guided walks as well as the awesome snorkelling, swimming and kayaking. Wifi was great and accommodation perfect."