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.

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 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. Have a look at Kawai Purapura Centre Map.

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.

We enjoy a smoke and alcohol free environment.

To book a viewing time, please contact our Accommodation Manager, Jeanne on 027 895 4714 and fill in the application form via the button below.

Whilst we love four legged friends, unfortunately we do not accept dogs, cats, or any other pets/animals at Kawai Purapura.


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.