Living at Kawai Purapura

Living at Kawai Purapura
Living at Kawai Purapura2020-03-19T13:45:20+13:00

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 community of like-minded people.

Our tenants enjoy bush walks, streams and glow worms, a full length pool, spa, sauna, 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. Take a look at the Kawai Purapura Centre Map.

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

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

No need to worry about parking: 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 and alcohol free environment

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 on offer through community classes, events and retreats 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 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.

Free Morning 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.


“- COVID-19 Disclosure-
Your health and wellbeing are our priorities so we are implementing measures to safeguard people and our community.
We require anyone applying for long-term accommodation in our centre to have proof of their living in New Zealand for at least 14 days prior to arriving in Kawai Purapura. If such proof cannot be provided upon arrival, we hold the right to withdraw or cancel your booking/viewing.
This step is necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of anyone already living in our community and to minimise the spread of the virus”

To book a viewing time please complete the application form via the button below, or contact our
Accommodation Manager, Jeanne on 027 895 4714 or by email at

Pets are negotiable.