Give your team a corporate getaway like no other

You’ll find Glenfern Sanctuary can give your team the ultimate morale-boosting getaway. Glenfern is a unique team building retreat and venue hire for corporate events. Plus, your group will delight in the kind of magic only Great Barrier Island can provide.

Do the work, then go and play

We have projector and whiteboard, so you can concentrate on your project before you head outdoors for some quality team building time. Go for a bushwalk, kayak, snorkel, swim or plan your own activities.

Discover the perfect leadership retreat

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

When the work is done

At Glenfern you’ll find three sanctuaries in one: native birdlife, native wildlife and an International Dark Sky Sanctuary (Great Barrier is internationally recognized for the quality of its starry nights). 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 facilitate your needs. Your team will thank you for this unforgettable Great Barrier experience.

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."

Glenfern Sanctuary

20 Glenfern Rd

Port Fitzroy

Aotea, Great Barrier Island

09 4290 091

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