Welcome to the Hare Krishna Centre, a 100 acre haven for spiritual seekers located 30 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD, New Zealand. Our place is a sacred space for contemplation and exploration, designed to provide a peaceful retreat for those seeking spiritual nourishment.
What can I visit ?
A large Krishna Temple is the heart of the property. The temple also contains a community hall and gift shop. Surrounding the temple, the property maintains many interesting animals, native bush, gardens, fruit trees, ponds, numerous living quarters, and even our very own primary school.
What can I do there ?
We offer a range of activities and events to cater to your spiritual needs, including introductory sessions, sacred music and dance performances, and vegetarian food. Our centre also hosts a variety of festivals, courses, and worship services throughout the year.
How much does it cost ?
Best of all, our facilities are open to the public free of charge, making it accessible to everyone. Whether you're a long-time devotee or simply curious about exploring your spirituality, we invite you to visit us and experience the peace and serenity of our temple.
When can I visit ?
Mon – Sat
10.00am – 1.00pm
4.00pm – 7.30pm
10.00am – 7.30pm
Sunday Feast: Join us for the sumptuous Sunday Feast, a weekly celebration of community, culture, and devotion. Indulge in a feast for the senses, both spiritual and culinary.
12pm - 3pm
For detailed arati and darshan timings see the temple page.
Our property is located approximately 30 minutes drive from the Auckland CBD in Kumeū. The temple and school are both located at the rear of our property - just following the signs.
1229 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Kumeū 0892
The closest bus stop is Stop 4950 - Grove Way, It is a 15 minute walk along state highway 28 to our campus entrance.
Group and School Visits
We can provide guided visits for organised groups such as bus tours, schools, early childhood centres, clubs, retirement village tours, etc. Please see Group Visits page to make an inquiry.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone has a pleasant and enriching experience at our temple.
If you hold a disabled permit, we have designated parking bays available for you at the entrance of the carpark. A ramp designed for wheelchair users can be found at the side of the temple building.
Accessible toilets, including a disabled facility, are located downstairs.
Access for Dogs
To preserve the atmosphere of sanctity on the Temple grounds, except for guide dogs, dogs are not allowed on the premises.