Residential Living

Kawai Purapura sits on 19-acres of native bush with a wide variety of accommodations and prices available to suit your individual needs.

We have around 90 residents here in individual tenancies – it is a rich and diverse community for those wishing to live in an eco-friendly and conscious community of like-minded people

Our tenants enjoy bush walks, streams and glow worms, a full length pool, spa, sauna, onsite café, use of the organic community garden and free morning yoga classes Mon-Fri.  Kawai Purapura is a Retreat Centre and as a resident you are entitled to discounts on community classes, venue hire, festivals, events, yoga teacher training programmes and more.

Enjoy your own tranquil environment or join in our regular community events like Monday’s popular community dinner of the monthly “Open Mic Night”.

Accommodations are retreat style from single or double rooms, sleep-outs and bush studios – many of them with shared ablutions and lounges; others fully contained.  Room rates range from $150 to $360 per week, plus expenses to cover power, water, gas, phone, internet/wifi, an economy heater, and general household expenses.

Kawai Purapura is a smoke, drug and alcohol free environment.  

To book a viewing time, please call Accommodation Manager, Jeanne on 027 8954714 and fill in the application form via the button below.

application form

Health & Therapies

Kawai Purapura has created our holistic village as the ideal place for natural therapy practitioners to live and practice. Our residential practitioners often offer discounted treatments for fellow residents.


We believe in and promote eco-friendly living. We aim for zero waste, reducing energy and water consumption. We use eco-friendly products where possible, and our residents have the chance to maintain our organic orchard and their own veggie gardens.


Through spiritual practice we foster the understanding of divine consciousness and a sense of unity for all. Our spiritual activities on offer through community classes, events and retreats include meditation, yoga, kirtan, dharma talks, and discussion groups.

Nature Trails

Kawai Purapura is surrounded by serene and lush nature offering myriads of beautiful nature walks providing yourself with the space and time to re-connect with oneself, back to mother-nature, relax or meditate, visit the magical glow worm spots, and wind around the stream paths.

Community Events

Kawai Purapura are active in creating a sense of community through a variety of free monthly community gatherings such as: open mic night, kirtan night, and the full moon drumming circle. As Kawai Purapura also advocates a Vegetarian lifestyle we offer a weekly vegan community meal on Monday nights, Hare Krishna dinner on Wednesday, and an inspirational movie night on Sunday’s.

Free Classes

Kawai Purapura encourages a spiritual practice for a deeper exploration into who we are and to find our authentic selves so that we are grounded each and every day. We offer a diverse range free yoga & meditation classes for the community by qualified residential teachers.

Impressions of Living at Kawai Purapura