Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre has a very convenient position in Albany village, just 20-30 mins from Auckland city centre. Set up in large tract of mature bush land, our centre creates a perfect sanctuary for anyone looking for a break from the city rush but with the option to quickly sneak back to the city buzz.


Kawai Purapura, Retreat Centre
14 Mills Lane, Albany
North Shore, Auckland, 0632
New Zealand

General Telephone

(+64) 9 415 9468


Casual accommodation
Phone number:   (+64) 9 415 9468
Open hours:
9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday
9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm on Sunday

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteering program
Working hours:
10:00am – 1:00pm Monday to Friday

Retreat & Venues Manager

Retreats, Venue hire, Marketing
Phone number:   (+64) 27 228 5931
Working hours:
10:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Wednesday
2:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday, & Sunday
Time availability depends on events and meetings. Please, be patient. We will come back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding.

Residential Manager

Resident accommodation, live in Kawai Purapura
Phone number:   (+64) 27 895 4714
Working hours:
11:00am – 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

For any other Enquiry contact repcetipn:

Travelling to Kawai Purapura in Albany

From the AIRPORT

The North Harbour Express from Auckland Airport to Albany Westfield departs every 30 minutes (4am to 10pm). The journey is around 50 minutes and costs NZ$25 one way, NZ$46 return (NZ$21 one way – AT HOP Card). Albany Westfield is a 10 minutes walk away from Kawai Purapura.

The Skybus and Northern Express usually operate regularly between Auckland Airport and Albany Bus Depot. Keep in mind that there is one transfer at Auckland City (Britomart Place).

You can purchase tickets at the International Terminal Bus Stop or from the driver.

From the CITY

Northern Express from Auckland City (Britomart Place) to Albany. Departs every 10 minutes.

The journey is around 25 minutes and costs NZ$7.50 per adult (NZ$4.90 – AT HOP Card). Albany Busway is a 10 minutes walk away from Kawai Purapura.

Taxi or Uber to Kawai Purapura

Auckland Taxis, phone 09) 300 3000

Discount Taxis, phone 09) 529 1000

Uber – Use your smartphone app to book an Uber from outside the terminal – airport staff will point you to the Uber pick-up point.

Prices depend on the taxi company and time of day. Please phone the taxi company for a quote or ask a driver at the taxi stand at the airport terminal.

The route to our centre takes 1 to 1 ½ hours, depending on the traffic. To find out more information about taxi services to Kawai Purapura visit Co-op taxi or Discount taxis websites.

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