Getting Here

Glenfern Sanctuary is located on Glenfern Road in Port FitzRoy on the Kotuku Peninsula, on Great Barrier Island.

The island is located just on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf, on the top of the North Island of New Zealand.


Whether you decide to travel by sea, air or take advantage of both options, traveling to the island is enjoyable in its self andpart of the experience. In all cases bookings are essential.

Timetables and prices can vary with season and can be weather dependent so always check with the service provider.

Travelling by air:
Provides an incredible bird’s eye view of many of the Hauraki Gulf islands as well as Great Barrier itself.


Great Barrier Airlines provide frequent daily flights to the island. Departure from Auckland, Northshore, Whangarei and Coromandel airports. Phone 0800 900 600


Fly My Sky provide frequent daily flights to the island. Departure from Auckland airport. Phone 0800 222 123

Travelling by sea

Allows you the opportunity to see schools of dolphins and occasionally whales.


Fullers run a boat service to Tryphenaand Port FitzRoy during December and January, the ferry is comfortable and fast. It takes around two hours from Auckland.

Sealink runs a regular service To Tryphena as well as Port Fitzroy on Wednesdays, taking both passengers and vehicles. It takes approximately 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Bookings are essential. We offer complimentary pick-up from Port Fitzroy Wharf which is minutes from our doorstep.