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Glenfern Cottage Glenfern Sanctuary and Accommodation
Glenfern Cottage Glenfern Sanctuary and Accommodation

Glenfern Cottage

Glenfern Cottage is a lovingly restored workers’ cottage from the Whangaparapara sawmill.


In 1914 it was barged in to Glenfern from the once bustling industrial centre for timber milling, mining and whaling.


Tucked away in the expansive gardens it provides unique accommodation for guests who want to be "off grid" on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

Room for 6 guests

Three bedrooms can sleep up to six people. The bed layout can be changed to suit your needs, with 1 double, 1 twin-single and a bunk room. Alternatively, you can have 2 doubles and a bunk room.


To make your stay convenient and comfortable, Glenfern Cottage is self-contained, including all linen. You’ll enjoy gas hot water. There’s a BBQ and outdoor picnic table for summer nights and a cosy fire for magical winter getaways.

Relax on your private deck

Relax by the jetty, take in the gardens or unwind with a wine on the deck overlooking Fitzroy Harbour, or stroll to sunset rock to experience stunning 360deg views of Port Fitzroy Harbour.

Enjoy your ultimate 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.

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