Fernglen B&B offers a sauna and free private parking, and is within 2.6 km of Beach Haven and 7.4 km of Auckland Harbour Bridge. The property features mountain and garden views, and is 11 km from Viaduct Harbour. The bed and breakfast provides sea views, a sun terrace, and free WiFi is available throughout the property. At the bed and breakfast, each unit is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a shared bathroom, bed linen and towels. At the bed and breakfast, all units are soundproof. The units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Continental and Full English/Irish breakfast options with warm dishes, local specialities and pancakes are available daily at the bed and breakfast. Sightseeing tours are available nearby. Fernglen B&B has a barbecue and a garden, which can be enjoyed by guests if the weather permits. Aotea Centre is 11 km from the accommodation, while Aotea Square is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Auckland, 31 km from Fernglen B&B, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free private parking available on-site


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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
High score for Auckland
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  • Kornet
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I can't rate this place highly enough! The host (I only got to meet Vera as Klaus was away) was so welcoming, warm and easy to talk with, extremely knowledgeable on many subjects and in particular NZ tourism/geography. The breakfasts were amazing...
  • Emma
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Lovely hosts, great location and house defiantly made the weekend alot better The clients even allowd our small dog and chilled out with him while we went out !! Sooo grateful Amazing breakfast in the morning and great people to talk to and...
  • Vincent
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    great host, exceptionally clean, great choice of breakfast, wonderful views

Hosted by Vera & Klaus

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Vera & Klaus
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. 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). We are happy to recommend day trips 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.
Languages spoken: German,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Fernglen B&B
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry
  • Breakfast
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English

House rules

Fernglen B&B takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 21:00


From 11:00 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 12 years are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 12 and older are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Cash Fernglen B&B accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Fernglen B&B in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Fernglen B&B

  • Room options at Fernglen B&B include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • Check-in at Fernglen B&B is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Fernglen B&B is 3.7 miles from the centre of Auckland. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Fernglen B&B offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna

  • The prices at Fernglen B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.