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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

  • Permaculture Design Course
    13 Feb, 2:00 pm – 28 Feb, 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.
  • Wise and Wild
    02 Mar, 12:00 pm – 06 Mar, 12:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    A gathering of women 50+ to explore and restore what it means to be wise women in a time of global and personal transformation. More info:
  • Tui Men's Gathering
    08 Mar, 6:00 pm – 12 Mar, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield
    A gathering of men. More info:
  • Rising Tides
    17 Mar, 2:00 pm – 19 Mar, 2:00 pm
    Tui Treefield, Wainui Bay, Tasman 7183, New Zealand
    Rising Tides is a new weekend event for 9-11 year old girls and their mothers.
  • 6th 'Embodied Intimacy' Annual Movement Retreat
    04 Apr, 12:00 pm – 08 Apr, 3:00 pm
    Tui Events Park
    A delicious retreat inspiring a new understanding of your feelings through Dance, Mindfulness & Self-enquiry. or
  • Tides – Rites of Passage
    09 Apr, 2:00 pm – 15 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.
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