Glenfern Sanctuary Charitable Trust
- Continue to reforest a valley ecosystem with a wide variety of native plants including two endemic to Great Barrier Island, propagated from seeds and seedlings on the island.
- Control pests (rats cats and pigs) on the property and provide a sanctuary where native flora and fauna can flourish.
- Continue to extend the interpretive botanical walkway within the valley to illustrate native trees and plants existing on Great Barrier Island.
- Educate children and others about our New Zealand ecology.
- Raise endangered and native species within the Sanctuary.
Port FitzRoy, Great Barrier Island
Glenfern Sanctuary Charitable Trust, Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Orama Trust, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council
Predator control began with cat trapping in 1996. Predator proof fence installed 2009. Aerial bait drop soon after resulting in complete eradication of pests.
Ongoing work includes monitoring of over 1000 bait station and tracking tunnels to prevent reinvasion
Over 15,000 native trees have been replanted.North Island robins were reintroduced in April 2005.
Visitors welcome all year round. Access by car or boat via private wharf. Guided walks available (bookings essential). The standard walking circuit - “Glenfern Walk” includes crossing a swing bridge into the canopy of a 600 year old kauri tree.