Fernglen B&B

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Room rates apply per night per room in NZ$: (currency converter)

Double occupancy: 165 - 200*
Single occupancy: 150 - 165*
*High season Oct 01-Apr 30
Please note that due to the presence of Kauri dieback in the area the access to neighbouring Kauri Park is prohibited until further notice. Nearby Fernglen Gardens Reserve has desinfection stations in place and can be visited.
Room rates include scrumptious breakfast. Check-out 11am, Check in 2pm. Reservations are essential and must be guaranteed with credit card details. Payment by credit card (VISA; MC accepted) incurs a surcharge of 3%. Pets allowed ON REQUEST ONLY (free of charge). Fernglen B&B is smoke-free inside and child friendly over 12 years of age.

Cancellation Policy:
within 30 days 30% of the room rate
within 07 days 50% of the room rate
within 24 hours 100% of the room rate
Fernglen B&B is located in the historic suburb of Birkenhead surrounded by native bush and overlooking Waitemata Harbour's Soldiers Bay. The house is nearby famous Fernglen Gardens which has one of the best collections of mountain plants in Australasia as well as many species of New Zealand Flora and Fauna. The Chelsea sugar works is also a prominent feature of the landscape. Central Auckland is about 15 minutes away by car and within approx. 40 minutes you can reach Auckland International Airport.

Birkenhead is the heart of the lower North Shore perched on a hill, overlooking the Waitemata Harbour. This coastal aspect combined with an abundance of native bush gives a distinct New Zealand feel to the area. Accessible via the first two exits north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Birkenhead is just a short dash from Auckland's city centre. The area also boasts good public transport and a ferry service across to downtown Auckland.

carDriving tips

Exit Highway 1 (Direction North) at Onewa Road (Exit 421) and follow the urban route (27) for approx 2.5 km (Note! For a better trafficflow one lane is reserved for public transport and vehicle with 3 and more passengers from Mo-Fr 16-19h). Drive past the Highbury Shopping Centre and go straight ahead (Highbury Bypass, Mokoia Road, Waipa Street) for another 2 km. Turn left into Kauri Road (sign "access to Hebe Place" and 'Fernglen Gardens') and follow the steep drive all the way down and up again into Hebe Place. Go past the turning bay (here you'll see our sign) and you'll find Fernglen B&B, the second house on your right. Please see the map for our position on the globe.

In Walking Distancehiking

There are a few options which are in walking distance from Fernglen B&B. Well worth a visit is Fernglen Gardens just up the road. Fernglen is devoted solely to the growing and preservation of New Zealand. The gardens consist of approximately 9 acres of Kauri Association bush with roughly half an acre under cultivation. Well maintained walking tracks provide an excellent opportunity to observe many interesting species including kauris and ancient rimus clothed in epiphytes. Native bird species you might see include Rirorio (Grey Warbler), Pipiwharauroa (Shining cuckoo), Kereru (wood pigeon), Tui, Tauhou (Silvereye) and Ruru (Morepork).


korulogo on.light.BG small.res We are happy to recommend daytrips in and out of Auckland. Depending on your time and budget we can  recommend up to 5 days in and around Auckland without going to one place twice. Whether you travel by car, plane or boat, you won't be disappointed. Our promise comes from over 20 years of experience in tourism and extensive knowledge of New Zealand and our passion for travel. Your host is also a city and tour guide by trade and would love to take your around in her luxury licensed van. Pick up service from the airport also available on request.

sauna inside
Sauna-bathing heals both body and soul. And what is more beautiful?

Indulge yourself in your own in-house sauna. There is nothing better after a long exciting day than stretch and relax in that cushy heat.You'll receive free towels and a bath robe for your comfort. Strict sauna rules apply for your own comfort and hygiene.  



We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is why we serve you a scrumptious and substantial breakfast menu everyday of your stay.

Choose from a continental hearty breakfast with cold cuts and cheese, boiled egg and a selection of rolls and bread or healthy style with fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, preserves, honey and juice. Eggs are prepared to your liking when it comes to the fully cooked breakfast. Your choice of freshly brewed coffee, capuccino or tea.
We are passionate cooks preferably making use of our home grown veggies and herbs and you are more than welcome to share a meal with us. Just let us know in advance and for little extra you will enjoy a wholesome 3-course home-cooked meal.
For those who prefer to dine out we can recommend a range of good ethnic restaurants in the Birkenhead and in Auckland. Tickle your taste buds!  




Our lovely garden is home to lots of native Flora and Fauna and amongst some of the last standing Kauri Reserves in the area. The veggies and herbs we grow organic provide a healthy food source all year round.

Watch the Kereru (native wood pigeon) sitting in the trees, the Eastern Rosella parrots darting over the green canopy of Kauri Park or just listen to the ripple of our charming water spout. We promote a green & clean New Zealand, live sustainable and support native Flora and Fauna is important to us.

In the sheltered winter garden you can enjoy outdoors while being indoors. Surrounded by plants and subdued lights you listen to the sounds of nature while you rest for next day's adventure

Room Rangi

Room Rangi, sky father & builder of the world


The House

The House surrounded by native bush


Room Tane

Room Tane, the god of the forest


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