Glenfern Cottage


Self-contained Glenfern Cottage is positioned overlooking Port Fitzroy, set in a private location among mature gardens and lawns.

  • Sleeps six, in three bedrooms.
  • Access to walking tracks within Glenfern Sanctuary, an Auckland regional park.
  • Private wharf just 50m from the cottage
  • Ideal for a family or couples

You have immediate access to the private wharf, down the path in front of the cottage, where kayaks are available for your use. The Port Fitzroy store is a brief 10-minute walk (or kayak) away; and a range of other walks are easily accessed from the property.

An ideal holiday home for those with a boat to explore the harbour and coastline, or head out on foot or by car. The cottage is located within Glenfern Sanctuary; a fenced, pest managed area where you can experience some of New Zealand’s wildlife at its best. Guided or self-guided walks are available including access to a Kauri tree via a swing bridge.

Experience New Zealand’s first Dark Sky Sanctuary, with excellent, easy access viewpoints providing 360° views of the night sky, or simply relax in style and view the stars from the decks and lawns.

Special conditions: No pets allowed as the house is in a pest managed sanctuary. Power is supplied by solar panels and storage-batteries, with a back-up generator. All water is sourced from a spring or stream. All tap water in the house is drinkable. Please boil if you are concerned, and conserve water.

Glenfern Cottage is immediately next to Fitzroy House, the original homestead on the property, which sleeps 10. Rent the cottage and homestead for large family get-togethers, weddings or corporate functions.

NOTE: All income from Fitzroy House and Glenfern Cottage goes towards the management of Glenfern Sanctuary, helping to protect our precious and endangered native species. Glenfern Sanctuary is a registered charitable trust.

Glenfern cottage rates:

– Peak season: $250 (after 2 guests $50 per person per night)

– Off peak season: $200 (after 2 guests $50 per person per night)

-Peak season: November-March Public holidays/long weekends.


Set within pest managed Sanctuary
Stroll to own wharf, catch a fish or go for a kayak
BBQ facilities provided
Easy access to other DOC tracks
All linen provided
Kitchen with fridge/freezer

Three Bedrooms with 1x Queen, 1x Twin, 1x set of bunks
Solar with backup generator
Spring or stream. Tap water is drinkable, but boil if concerned. Please conserve water.
Inside toilet
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