Back in 2016, renowned successful business entrepreneur, Leanne Graham, was looking for a serene place where she could take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the international tech scene. Upon discovering what she had dreamed of for years – a park bench swing on the waterfront - on the property of the Kawau Lodge Retreat, she decided this was home. Her vision has been to completely renovate the property.

Now Kawau Lodge Retreat exists as a sanctuary and incredible space where business-people could come, set aside the daily grind and bring their team’s together to open their minds to what is possible.

While renovating the property Leanne’s own life has been transformed by the tranquil magic that permeates this incredible part of the world. She loves being a part of the Kawau community and the continuous learning that life on the island brings.