Totara Park Retirement Village


Our Village Living Offering

Totara Park is a unique village situated within a beautiful native forest reserve. Our village offers a refreshing lifestyle with a strong community feel. The village consists of 31 cottages and a community hall.


Additional Services

Totara Park has a strong affiliation with the community, including a group called ‘Friends of Totara Park’ who dedicate their time to taking residents on outings. 24 hour security monitoring is available and we have a gardener to look after our communal gardens


Activities Programme

‘Friends of Totara Park’ regularly take residents on day excursions, dinners or movies. They also provide transport for a Friday morning shopping trip.


Within the village we have occasional shows and happy hours. Our residents’ social committee puts on a regular dinner and dance and there’s a once-a-week drop in for a cup of tea or chat in the community hall.


What’s Near By

Warkworth township is within walking distance, where you can shop to your hearts content at either New World, Countdown or one of the many other local shops. You can also take a stroll along the Mahurangi River. Warkworth also has an RSA and Senior Citizens Club.


Matakana Village is within short driving distance and is an excellent place to visit on a Sunday morning to buy fresh produce.


Dwelling Features

All one and two-bedroom cottages are well-appointed with attractive outlooks to the gardens or reserve. They contain modern kitchens, wall-to-wall carpets, heat pumps, garaging and some have decks and conservatories leading out to well-maintained gardens.


To view available Totara Park cottage listings click here

Features and Services

  • Maintenance Men

  • Library

  • Petanque

  • Shopping trips

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  • Retirement Village

Totara Park Retirement Village
5 Melwood Drive, Warkworth , New Zealand 0985
Phone: (09) 488 2905

5 Melwood Drive

(09) 488 2905
(09) 488 2890

Staff Profile

  • Rowena Pearce

    Rowena Pearce

    Sales and Village Executive

    027 5018269

    Rowena originally comes from South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2004. With a background in Nursing and real estate her current role suits her perfectly - and Rowena loves interacting with the residents and being there when they need her. Outside of work Rowena is a keen walker and loves travelling. She also enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.


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Totara Park Retirement Village

  • "I wish I had moved to the village much sooner than I did because the companionship is here when needed. The activity program has grown from strength to strength over the last two years. The location is excellent and the village has property to suit everyone's budget." - Bessie Salmons, Oceania Resident

  • "I really welcomed the newsletters and the meetings with the Registered Nurse to set Mum’s care plan in place." - Daughter of Oceania resident

  • "The friendly environment is very comforting. I value my own space, which I have at the village, but there is also always a resident to have a cuppa and a chat with when needed." - Elizabeth Head, Oceania Resident

  • "The advantage of having rest home and hospital care (on site) played a huge part in our buying." - Ley Quennell, Oceania resident

  • "I am surrounded by lovely gardens and friends and neighbours. It is a great comfort, you never need to feel alone and I know I only have to press a bell if I need help." - Mary Harris Oceania Resident

  • "On the first day several residents popped in with muffins or small bunches of flowers to make sure Mum felt welcome. It was not long before she knew someone who knew someone and indeed knew some of the residents directly. It was a big move for Mum and she has settled really well thanks to the team." - Son of Oceania resident

  • "To me, the security and peace of mind are very comforting. Also, my husband lives in the hospital so I can spend as much time as I want with him. The newly refurbished community centre is becoming the hub of the village." - Val Payne, Oceania Resident

  • "It is a pleasure to be part of this village life. Knowing we are among people with similar circumstances creates a great family feeling." - Mr Carl Victor Graham, Oceania resident

  • "We are very happy we moved here and enjoy getting to know new people." - Mrs Mavis Graham, Oceania resident

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