Rooms and Amenities

Retreat Accommodation

from $40/night

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We host a number of workshops and seminars, in this tranquil and peaceful environment. To gain the full experience, without the interruption of the outside world, we find for the most part people prefer to take advantage of our very affordable accommodation while they attend their workshop.

Kawai Purapura is a sanctuary, and many guests return at a later date for a personal retreat or to just take time out. The staff of Kawai Purapura are committed to supporting you in every aspect of your stay, so you can relax and imbibe the calm ambience of the centre.

All the rooms have polished wooden floors and offer a tranquil space to relax and enjoy the peace. Ample shared bathroom facilities are provided for the comfort of all participants. There are seventeen rooms offering shared twin facilities, with an additional third person if required. Three of the twin rooms have double beds. There are two self-contained units (ideal for workshop leaders). Marae style accommodation can be arranged if required. Single rooms will be allocated on request, if available.

For more information please contact Akiko: or phone 09 415 9468, 027 260 4894.

Bed & Breakfast

from $85/night

Relax for a few days at our retreat centre and enjoy the enlivening tranquility of nineteen acres of bush, gardens and lawns. Our accommodation is ideal for individuals requiring space for a personal retreat, or just time out, and for those visiting Auckland on business or pleasure, wanting a quite haven to return to at the end of the day.

260 retreat menu Bed and BreakfastThe rooms are away from the community and over-look an extensive lawn bordered by shrubbery and bush. A few of the rooms open onto a stream, which burbles gently through the tree ferns. We provide breakfast and full catering options and there is a choice of double , single and twin share rooms.  Two rooms have ensuites, the rest share facilities. All are at very reasonable rates. Cooking facilities are available in the main Prema dining room.

Kawai Purapura has a vibrant residential community of around ninety residents, and you are invited to join in some of the many community activities and go up to Rangimarie for shared community meals in the evenings. more It may be that you just want a quiet space to spend time alone in nature. There are beautiful bush walks along the river and up into the hills, quiet glades to sit in, a trampoline and in summer a swimming pool to cool off in.

Even though Kawai Purapura is tucked inside a rich landscape of bush, Albany Westfield with all its shopping malls, restaurants and supermarkets is only two minutes away and down-town Auckland, ten minutes over the bridge.

We also offer a variety of treatments, from Relaxation and Remedial Massage to Reiki to Herbal Consultations and Remedies. We can book these for you in advance or after you arrive.

For enquiries contact Akiko at: or phone 09 415 9468, 027 260 4894.


rom $35/night

The really wonderful thing about backpacking at Kawai Purapura is when you step out of your room, a world of bush, parade of garden and expanse of lawn opens up.  This is something that will definitely not go unnoticed during your stay.  The combination of this experience and the low price makes it a superb place to stay during your journey.

Backpackers-singleKawai Purapura is a place of flexibility. Visitors have the option of one, two, or three people per room for real economy. Meals can be provided, or you are welcome to organise your own, in our self catering kitchen. We have many community activities, for example; yoga, chanting, dancing, which you are sure to enjoy and become a part of. All of this will help you to meet new, like-minded, people many of whom have come from all over the world. This, in turn, adds more to your experience here at Kawai Purapura. Something you will, like the natural environment, take with you long after you arrive home, wherever that may be.

Despite the wonders of forestry surrounding us, there is free access to Wireless Internet and we are just a ten minute walk to the nearest shopping centre. Albany Bus Station is close by, should this be your preferred mode of transport to or from Kawai Purapura. Both the West Coast and East coast beaches just close by.

Bush walks, a swimming pool and trampoline make it ideal for a family, too. We invite you to visit, you will not be disappointed.

Out of respect for Kawai Purapura and our values, no smoking is allowed on the property.

For more information please contact Akiko: or phone 09 415 9468, 027 260 4894.