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.


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

Opening Hours

Reception is open:

8.30am – 8.00pm Monday – Friday
7.00am – 7.00pm Saturday
8.00am – 5.00pm Sunday


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

Travelling to Kawai Purapura in Albany

Taking Taxi to Kawai Purapura

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.

Shuttle from Auckland Airport

Shuttles from Auckland airport directly to Kawai Purapura in Albany are available for approx $57.00 one way per person. These take approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, depending on the number of stops and on the traffic. For further information and pre-bookings please contact Supershuttle.

Bus from Auckland Airport

Regular bus service operates between Auckland Airport and Albany Bus Depot, with one transfer at Auckland Britomart, using the Airbus and Northern Busway services. You can purchase an integrated ticket at the ticket machine at the international terminal bus stop or from the Airbus driver. Tickets cost around NZ$22 one way, $30 return.

Bus from Auckland City

Albany Bus Station is a 10 minute walk away from Kawai Purapura. Northern Busway buses travel between the station and Britomart (Auckland CBD) departing approximately every 10 minutes, the journey from Auckland CBD takes approximately 25 minutes and costs $6.50 per adult. Please visit Maxx for further information regarding public transport.

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