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Manawahine Women's Retreat

November 22nd - 24th 2019

Nau Mai Haere Mai Wahine Ma

Welcoming All Women to our 3 Day all-inclusive retreat.

North Stradbroke Island
22-24th Nov 2019

Activate your inner voice & awaken your Divine wisdom




This is a calling to all Wahine/Women based in Australia who are searching for a re-connection to their Maori culture & insights to your own unique sacredness.

Keep your culture alive and thriving through these ancient practices

Activate and celebrate your uniqueness as a woman of the world

Feel more in alignment with what it is you truly desire in your life

Feel supported, refreshed and empowered!

Meet The Retreat Facilitators:

Te Raina Ferris
Founder of Kurawaka
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Whaia (Hineipurangi)
Kaiawhina O Kurawaka Australia

Our gatherings are steeped in Manawahine teachings, ‘Mana’ having many meanings both spiritual power / life essence and integrity to name a few, ‘Wahine’ translating to Woman.


Kurawaka Australia is here to support all wahine to activate and or strengthen their Te Reo Maori / our native language, receive important wisdoms woven throughout our Waiata (songs), Sound Healing, Ceremony, Aroha (love) and so much more…


Based from a Maori perspective focusing on the ancient women’s calling the ‘Karanga’, Aunty Te Raina will share her ONE OF A KIND program highlighting her wealth of knowledge and offering insights to the Mana of Wahine and the Mana of Te Whare Tangata our womb wisdom.


Women all around the world are rising once again and are here to help you revolutionise, reclaim, rebirth this knowledge through ancient practices, bringing you safely to your inner voice, re-weaving the connected tissue or pathways to your divine Manawahine/Feminine Power!


Even if you are not Maori and have no experience with the Maori Language this is a wonderful introduction level and we welcome you all with loving arms.

Are you ready for positive new energies to flow throughout your family, work, community and further?

Join us in calling to the home that lies within us all, awaken the deep sense of innate knowing we all have access to.


Known to the Indigenous people as Quandamooka, North Stradbroke Island is most certainly a true paradise. It will be home ground for us to gather and as is tradition, we ask the elders to welcome us to country.

We begin the journey on Friday 22nd Nov at 2pm with:

Opening Ceremony with a Traditional Powhiri (Welcoming) & a Woman’s Welcome to Country with Aboriginal Kuia (Elder) & Kurawaka Blessing Ceremony

Throughout the weekend we dive deep into:

Early Morning Vocal Activations & Karanga Ritual

Crystal Bowl Evening Meditations

Connecting With Papatūānuku (Earth Mother/Gaia)

Ancient Teachings – Karakia (Chants)

Exploring ancient teachings of:

Karanga – Soul Expansion

Waiata – Sound Healing

Creation Stories – Ipurongoa

Whare (Home) Fire Ceremony (pending weather & permits)

Understanding The Importance Of Your Wharetangata (Womb Wisdom)

Restorative Practices

Goal Setting Workshop

Booklets & Resources included

A visit around the island weather permitting to either:

Brown Lake, a beautiful freshwater lake.

North Gorge Walk, Breathtaking ocean views, bountiful bushland & beautiful wildlife.

We close our retreat in circle at 5pm on Sunday 24th November


The program includes two workshops across the weekend including:

‘Raukura’ Feather Workshop


Pure’fume’ with Natural Oils


Weekend Retreat $1165


Full Program + Accommodation + Food Included

PLUS 1+ Family Member / Friend =  % DISCOUNT 



A new architecturally designed weekend beach house sits on the water’s edge of ‘Home Beach’ – Point Lookout. Our own private walkway through the trees leads us down to the water’s edge, making the perfect setting for those morning rituals and refreshing cleanses, after a deep learning module or sonic therapy session.

Our sacred gathering will incorporate a ‘Marae’ style sleeping arrangement, meaning together under one roof, assisting in the bonding of our Hui and expansion within and to one another.

We have a range of bunk style sleeping and queen beds for mother/daughter/friend relationships. We most definitely suggest you bring your dearest sister, mother or daughter with you on this journey. This kind of retreat is a wonderful time for family bonding.

Please book as soon as this hits your heart and let us know in your booking if you are a single traveller or in a group so we can do our best to accommodate you.


Ferry services from CLEVELAND (Toondah Harbour) which is approx 30km or a 40 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD, will get you to North Stradbroke Island, landing at DUNWICH. Visit this site for all your travel options, costs and timetables.

From the ferry dropoff point at Dunwich, journey to the far northern aspect of the island to POINT LOOKOUT (25 min drive or bus ride).

There are two options to travel –


Drive yourself onto the island from the mainland of Cleveland, this is a 45-50 min ride.

Book your car here on the Vehicle Ferry 

Be sure to book your returning ferry with modest drive time from Point Lookout allowing approx 20 mins.


Walk on with your luggage from Cleveland (a 25 min ride), using a Water Taxi Service.

Local bus services from Dunwich connect you right to our front door.

If you require parking see this link for information.


All meals including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners provided.

Afternoon or morning tea breaks catered for depending on our flow and movements.

We will have chef support so as to maximise our learning time however, there will also be occasions where participation in preparing meals will be invited and encouraged. A mentality of many hands makes light work builds the threads of community living and sustains each of us within our wakakura (learning canoe).

Remember we are gathering for knowledge of the heart, mind and spirit, so we will be eating with relatively light, clean and healthy foods to enhance the learning experience.

Know all will be taken care of with trust and intuition.

While we endeavour to cater to specific dietary requirements, please feel free to bring your choice of alternatives to dairy or wheat products with you.

What to bring

An open heart

Any special treats you may personally enjoy

A beach towel or two, we will also have facilities for laundry

Sunscreen, hat, you may like to wrap up in a sarong in the island sun

A family member or a friend


An Island getaway, with the beach at your doorstep!

3 Days & 2 Nights of Learning & Community

Welcome To Country with Indigenous Elders 

2 X Facillitators

Accommodation & All Meals

Tour To Sacred Sites On The Island

All Booklets, Recourses & Support

Transformational Experience

Weekend Retreat – $1165




** Terms & Conditions

A minimum 33% deposit is required to secure your placementThis deposit is non-refundable though it is 100% transferrable. We take it as a sincere commitment to the workshop retreat and yourself. Full payment must be received by end of week retreat start date – 22 November. 

We welcome you to book an obligation free discovery call to answer any questions you may have and ensure this is a perfect fit for you to activate your inner voice & awaken your divine wisdom.

Click the button to make a suitable time with Whaia Hineipurangi today!