Kurawaka Retreat Centre
Nau mai, haere mai!


Kurawaka is a name we get from the story of the creation of the first human woman: Hineahuone. She is of earthly and Godly parentage. Kurawaka is the red clay from which Tāne and the other Atua formed her. It is the sacred region of Papatūānuku which was withheld until Tāne was ready to lead this vital work.

And so here at Kurawaka we draw on all of that sacred energy to create our own place of healing, sanctuary, and growth.


We offer:

  • karanga and whaikōrero courses
  • retreats
  • accommodation
  • a gallery of amazing Māori art for sale


Kurawaka Retreat Centre is a place that will bring a special wairua to so many events – we can offer painting retreats, mana wāhine events, carving wānanga. If you have a specific need (or even a dream!), kōrero mai!