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 retreat centre creates a perfect sanctuary for anyone looking for a break from the city rush but still wants to have the option to quickly sneak in back to the city buzz.

– COVID-19 Disclosure-

Due to the current situation related to the coronavirus, we are implementing measures to safeguard people and our community.
These steps are necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of anyone already living in our community and to minimise the spread of the virus.
Kawai Purapura follows NZ Ministry of health guidance and recommendations and until further notice, we will not be able to accept any new booking/application for venues, casual accommodation or volunteers in our centre.
For any additional info, please contact
For long-term stay, please contact


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


for general enquiries:
(0064) 9 415 9468
(0064) 27 260 4894
for residents:
(0064) 9 415 9470

Travelling to Kawai Purapura in Albany

From the AIRPORT

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 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.

Taking Taxi to Kawai Purapura

Auckland Taxis Phone 300 3000

Taxis from Auckland Airport cost approximately $150 and the route to our retreat 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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