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This is well worth a visit! A man with foresight on bringing back native birds had overseen a planting of native bush interspersed with a trail system. A section of the track has signage naming the various native trees. View the valley and subtropical bush...More
A totally magical weekend with friends at Glenfern Sanctuary. We stayed in the historic Fitzroy House conveniently located inside the sanctuary. Loved the view from sunset rock, the amazing swing bridge that takes you out into the tree canopy of a giant kauri tree, and...More
At first I thought this was just another tourist location but as soon us we entered it was amazing. The walk is beautiful ,very well laid out and the views from Sun Set Rock are unbelievable ,you can see right up the coast and the...More
Easy to find with adequate car parking out front. Beautiful walk crisscrossing a small stream as you climb up the the ridge for a fabulous outlook. Native trees throughout with plaques to indicate species. Bring your lunch as there are no facilities at the Glenfern...More
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
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
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
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
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