Living at Kawai Purapura

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

With over 90 residents in individual tenancies it is a rich and diverse community for those wishing to live in an eco-friendly collective of like-minded people.

Our tenants enjoy bush walks, streams and glow worms, a full length pool, spa & sauna facilities (under maintenance until further notice), use of the organic community garden and free yoga classes. 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. Take a look at the Kawai Purapura Centre Map.

Enjoy your own tranquil environment or join in our regular community events.

Accommodations include retreat-style single or double rooms, sleep-outs, huts and bush studios, with shared communal ablutions and lounges.

There is a free parking area only 2 minutes walk from our center. Parking on site is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

Room rates range from $160 per week, plus expenses to cover power, water, gas, phone, internet/WiFi, an economy heater, and general household expenses.

We enjoy a smoke, alcohol and drug-free environment. Pets are negotiable.

Housing Options

Long Houses

These are sunny, spacious rooms located on the hill above the center of Kawai Purapura. They are perfect for one person or a couple. Please note that the rooms come unfurnished.

Long House rooms cost $165 per week, with an additional $65 per person for services. The Long Houses have access to the community lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms.

If you are interested, please send an application through.

Spacious Rooms

These rooms are a wonderful option for couples.

These rooms have access to the community lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms. The rooms themselves come unfurnished.

The cost of the spacious rooms are $200, with an additional $65 per person for services.

Kauri Cabins

The Kauri Cabins are quaint timber huts nestled in the bush of Kawai Purapura. Each cabin has a verandah opening up to the beautiful bush. Please note that the cabins are unfurnished.

The cabins are ideal for 1 to 3 people. For inquiries about how the cabins might suit you, please contact the Residential Accommodation Coordinator.

The cost of the Kauri Cabins is $200 per week, with an additional $65 per adult and $32.50 per child for services. The cabins have access to the community lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms.


To apply, please complete the application form through the button below. Currently residential accommodation is full, but if you are curious, please send in an enquiry. For enquiries, please contact


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.


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


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

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 of free yoga & meditation classes for the community by qualified residential teachers.