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Glenfern Sanctuary Charitable Trust



Port FitzRoy, Great Barrier Island


240 ha

Organisations involved

Glenfern Sanctuary Charitable Trust, Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Orama Trust, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council

Management history

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.