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Glenfern Sanctuary

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Should be more places in NZ like this

Been into the sanctury quite a few times usually staying at Orama and the OPC and the Hillary... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
422iana
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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An amazing project

My husband and I visited Glenfern with two friends and we loved it. We walked over from Port... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
DMThorn
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Sydney, Australia
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Glenfern Rd, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0963, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Been into the sanctury quite a few times usually staying at Orama and the OPC and the Hillary outdoors centre/Cristian centre. Go and explore and see what nature is like. If you walk the perimeter you will need to use the rope to help pull...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Good sanctuary with a lot of walks available. Good information at the info centre as to to what their ethos is. Nice pathways and trees. Only (minor) complaint was that a few more signs need to be erected - like car parking area(s), perhaps bit...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Glenfern with two friends and we loved it. We walked over from Port Fitzroy and then did the walk in reverse because one of our party battles to climb up stairs. It is a fairly steep walk up a road...More

Thank DMThorn
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This sanctuary is a must visit when on the Barrier. You have to drive to the end of the road at Port Fitzroy, but it is definitely worth the drive. The sanctuary is set in immaculate grounds, and the old homestead looks magnificent set on...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Chris and Sarah do a fantastic job of running this sanctuary. Chris met us at the sanctuary’s own wharf as we arrivd as part of a tour group by boat. We had an informative presentation before being driven up Sunset Rock to take in the...More

Thank silverthreads101
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is a great little hidden gem of a place. Take the time top walk up the hill and explore the native bush. The highlight for us was the opportunity to get up in the canopy of a Kauri tree.

Thank M1593FPmikeo
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Been into the sanctury quite a few times usually staying at Orama and the OPC and the Hillary outdoors centre/Orama Owasis. There is a great climbing outdoor wall at the top of the fence line near Orama (make sure you are experienced or have someone...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Should be top of your list of places to go if you are visiting Great Barrier. It is well worth the drive up to Port Fitzroy, a stunning place that words can not do justice. Walking through the gate to this stunning sanctuary you immediately...More

Thank SarahMM1943WW
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Glenfern Sanctuary is such an interesting place to visit.I went with a group...we were given a very informative presentation explaining the work being done at the sanctuary regarding pest control and native plant and bird reintroduction. We were taken up to Sunset Rock for an...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great walk through beautiful native bush. Decent climb for small legs. Exhilarating to climb into the canopy of a really old kauri tree. Fantastic view from Sunset Rock.

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