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Glenfern Sanctuary is ideally located to start your walking adventure on Aotea.
Glenfern Sanctuary is open free to the public every day of the year from 10 am. You are welcome to explore Glenfern Loop Track, enjoy a picnic lunch along the way or among the expansive manicured grounds surrounding our on-site accommodation. Glenfern Loop Track is 2 km long and will take you through remnant and regenerating bush, including the opportunity to explore the canopy of an ancient Kauri tree. You will access sweeping views of the Gulf and walk among several restoration planting areas while exploring the Sanctuary and all the bird life it has to offer.
We also offer a range of guided tours for groups interested in the history of the Sanctuary and our conservation efforts. We invite you to come, explore and learn, or even to stay a while longer...