There are numerous waling tracks from Glenfern Sanctuary. The walks below are all accessible locally. If you need further information about walks, please ask us. The DOC booklet provides a complete list, of tracks and check DOC info for track conditions.
Forest Road (Port FitzRoy - Whangaparapara)
Karaka Bay – no public access tracks currently link Karaka Bay to Port Fitzroy via Glenfern. Please use the road access only. We are working on it!
Longer walks include: Coopers Castle Track links to the 3 day Aotea Track check here; Haratonga area Tracks, check here; Kaiaraara Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata), check here; Windy Canyon and Palmer's Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata), Kaitoke Hot Springs Track to Mt Hobson (Hirakimata), check here; South Fork Track, Forest Road (Port Fitzroy to Whangaparapara, check here.
The 25km Aotea Track loops the central mountainous area of Great Barrier Island and is a manageable 3 day circuit for reasonably fit beginner or experienced trampers.
We highly recommend a night at Mount Heale Hut, a serviced 20 bunk accommodation. Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
We can offer an organized shuttle to the start of certain walking tracks, or drop catering to huts.