Welcome to Tui Community

Tui Community is located in Wainui Bay, Golden Bay, in the North-West of the South Island of Aotearoa. Original members established Tui in 1984 after purchasing 50 hectares of farmland on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. Their aim was to create an intentional community. Over the years, our community, people, and processes have evolved - and we are open to you finding out more about us.


Land, People, Culture


Spiritual & Educational Trust (TSET)

Tui Events Park

Tui Treefield

Work Exchanges &

Hosted Stays

As a community living together, we are seeking wholeness through fulfilling relationships with ourselves, each other and the planet.

Community Mission Statement, 1991

Tui People

Today, about 40 adults and children live at Tui. Residents ages range from 0-72 years. Born in many corners of the world and originating from divers backgrounds, we are committed to this social experiment of co-creating intentional community living.

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Tui Land

Tui Community was founded in 1984 with the aim of creating an intentional community. The group purchased a farm consisting of 50 hectares (125 acres) in Wainui Bay, 23km out of Takaka, in the north-west of the South Island of Aotearoa.

Coming up in the Tui Events Park

  • Men’s and Women’s Heart Sharing
    16 Jun, 5:00 pm – 19 Jun, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    For singles and couples to celebrate their essential essence of gender (whether it be male or female). A time of gratitude for relating as people in respect and understanding. Contact Murray at 03 546 4927 or email minglis@xtra.co.nz
  • Tracks – Rights of Passage
    26 Apr, 2:00 pm – 30 Apr, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield, Wainui Bay, Tasman 7183, New Zealand
    5-day residential, for 14+ year old boys and their fathers.
  • Tides – Rites of Passage
    19 Apr, 2:00 pm – 24 Apr, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield, Wainui Bay, Tasman 7183, New Zealand
    Tides Rites of Passage program for 13-16 year old young women continues it’s growth in creativity and depth – offering a celebration and exploration of the power of girls becoming women.