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

  • Goddess Connect - Women's Gathering
    02 Dec, 10:00 am – 05 Dec, 5:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    Exploring 21st century womanhood and weaving sisterhood. By invite only. Contact Inna: innaevolution.nz@gmail.com
  • Men’s and Women’s Heart Sharing
    08 Dec, 5:00 pm – 11 Dec, 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
  • 'Inward' Men's Gathering
    05 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm – 08 Jan 2023, 4:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    We invite you to join us for the Winter deep dive into Mens Possibility Management culture in Aotearoa. Contact Jay 0211591639 or email jaypheye@gmail.com
  • Tides – Rites of Passage
    15 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm – 21 Jan 2023, 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.
  • Tracks - Rites of Passage
    22 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm – 28 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
    Tui Events Park
    5-day residential, for 14+ year old boys and their fathers.
  • Permaculture Design Course
    13 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm – 28 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    This course covers the standard 2-week international Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum, over an extended 18-day period, taught in an integrated hands-on way, culminating in a comprehensive land-use design project.