guided walk

Glenfern Trail is a well formed track through native regenerating and old growth forest incorporating a swing bridge into the canopy of a 600 year old kauri tree.

Please email or phone to book a guided tour. We require a minimum of six people and prefer a weeks’ advance notice.

To get the full experience we recommend a guided tour with our environmental scientist in residence. Starting with an interactive presentation in our new interpretation room, she will show you through the sanctuary and you may even learn something along the way!

Along the trail you will;

Be among the 15,000+ trees we have planted here to date

See the best view on the island from “Sunset Rock”

Come face-to-face with a giant weta or two!

Peer into a black petrel burrow and (if they are home) see one of the most endangered birds in the world

Walk into the canopy of a 600 year old kauri tree

Visit our resident brown teal flock in their purpose built pond

Experience native bird-life reinvigorated by years of intense management

Look for native fish and the unfathomably rare chevron skink in the gently flowing streams

Glenfern Trail is about 2 kms long and involves some uphill walking. The Guided Tour takes 2-3 hours to do and a lift to the top of the hill is included so a very low level of fitness is required

Guided Walk $40 per person, minimum of 6. By appointment only, please contact us to make a booking.

There are many other walks that can be done in the neighbouring DoC reserve including day and overnight walks. We offer a cost efficient package tour that incorporates many of these walks complete with track start/end transport and comfortable accommodation at Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage within the Sanctuary.