A Home Away From Home

FERNZ Motel Apartments

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36 Full Apartments
FREE Onsite Parking & Wifi

Modern Apartments 15mins from Auckland CBD…

With sweeping panoramic views of Auckland Harbour FERNZ Hotel Apartments provides an excellent base for exploring the beautiful City of Sails – without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Only 15mins from Auckland City Centre, various stunning east coast beaches and a short stroll from a variety of eateries, cafes, restaurants, and boutique stores, and surrounded by charming nature walks and reserves.

Our apartments range from a cozy 50sqm Studio to a spacious 90sqm 2 Bedroom with ensuite. They are each well presented, modern, and incredibly comfortable – whether you are staying 1 night or many more, 1 person or four, we will have an apartment suitable for you.

Stunning accommodation! We travelled from Australia and were greeted warmly by the lovely Receptionist. The apartment was clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. Gorgeous view of the city. Highly recommend and will stay again!

Julie B (AUS)


Studios & Apartments

With a range apartment configurations, sizes, and layouts, located in different areas of the property each giving a unique view and feel. Depending on your accommodation needs, we are sure to have an apartment for you.

2 Bedroom Apartments

1 Bedroom Suites

Studio Apartments



Free WiFi

All our guests will have access to FREE Wi-Fi for the duration of their stay.

Free Parking

Guests can enjoy FREE onsite parking during their stay. Parking is limited to 1 Vehicle per Apartment. FREE EV Charging for guests also available.

Washer & Dryer

Each apartment (excluding Studio Deluxe), features a Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer and Heated Towel Rail.

Full Kitchens

With European Appliances
Oven and Cook-top
Fridge Freezer
Kettle, Toaster, and Cooking Utensils
Crockery, Cutlery, and Glassware

Room Comforts

Alarm Clock
Ironing Board
Hair Dryer
Eco Friendly Guest Toiletries
Dining Table and Chairs
Art by New Zealand Artists
Electric Blankets
Anti-Bedbug Encasement covers
1000gsk Mattress Toppers
4K Smart TV
Outdoor Seating

Checkin & Checkout

We will be awaiting your arrival from 2pm – 5pm.
Please contact reception prior to your arrival date to organize an
After-Hours or Early Check-In.
Late Check-out requests by approval PRIOR to your arrival.

Please note: Charges may apply for Early Check-In or Late Check-Out

Cancellation Policy

For added peace of mind & value, all Direct Bookings have a 24hour cancellation Policy.

Any cancellation received the day of arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to 1 night.

House Rules

We operate a strict No-Party Policy.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a Valid Credit Card & Matching ID

Smoking is not permitted in all apartments, including the balconies.

No Pets allowed, except assistance or service dogs.

Have Any Questions?

Contact Us


Location & Nearby Attractions

A 2-minute stroll to Bustling Highbury Village with an abundance of Local Eateries, café’s, Restaurants & Bars. The Birkenhead Ferry Terminal is a 3-minute drive with free parking available – A great way to venture into Auckland City.


Birkenhead village is where the locals come to eat. There are numerous restaurants, cafes, and fast-food outlets within a few minutes’ walk. There is a large selection of cuisines on offer, and they cater for all tastes and budgets. 

Sight Seeing

Fernz is in a handy central location with easy access to the CBD, harbour, and city attractions.  With free parking you can come and go, or if you prefer, use local transport which is in the shopping centre. 


Le Roys bush is the largest inner city rain forest in NZ and the tracks through the forest start two minutes’ walk away.

There is also the heritage walk down to the ferry passing some of the first houses built in Auckland. You also pass interesting shops and cafes on the way.

Another nice walk is to the Chelsea Sugar works which has a restaurant / Café overlooking the harbour.

Things to do

Takapuna golf course is a short drive away. It is an 18-hole course open to the public and has a large driving range if you just want to practice.

Sunday night market is in the Birkenhead Mall. Try some of the locally produced food.

Shop at the Glenfield, Takapuna or Albany malls for everyday items or go to the CBD for the high fashion shops.

Head to the beach. Choose one of the local bays or drive over to the west coast where the wild waves and spectacular scenery always impress.


New Zealands largest indoor Entertainment Venue is right on our doorstep. Live Wire Super Park is now open at Highbury Shopping Center here in Birkenhead. 

An incredible 4500 sqm of trampoline park, inflatable park, playground, climbing walls, laser tag, 10 pin bowling, arcade, cricket simulators, curling, gelato, bar and restaurant there is nothing but fun to be had for the whole family at Live Wire Super Park!


If travelling from the south, keep in the left-hand lane crossing the harbour bridge and take the 421 exit. Head west on Onewa Road/Route 27 for 2.1km. Turn left onto Birkenhead Ave (signs for Highbury) 250m. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hinemoa Street then turn right into Rawene Road. Fernz is on the right-hand side.

If traveling from the north, take the 421 exit. Head west on Onewa Road/Route 27 for 2.1km Turn left onto Birkenhead Ave (signs for Highbury) 250m. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hinemoa Sreet then turn right into Rawene Road. Fernz is on the right-hand side.


Guest Reviews

Would definitely book again.  I booked this for our Installers to use and after a long hard days work returning to Fernz was above and beyond their expectations. Happy lads they were, definitely no complaints they said everything was absolutely perfect.

 Stuart S (Australia)

Loved that it was local and easy to get around. The rooms were spacious and beautiful and very clean and modern. Staff made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed.


Brandon T (UK)

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+64 (9) 480 2323
23 Rawene Rd, Birkenhead, Northshore, Auckland 0626

Hosts Jan and Ayliese

Both Jan and Ayliese are passionate in ensuring our guests stay at FERNZ is both enjoyable and memorable. They are happy to assist with any questions and recommendations along with our friendly staff, do everything possible to ensure your stay lives up to your expectations.