St Johns Wood Care


Our Care Offering

In the perfect location just a few minutes from the Lake, St Johns Wood is an attractive rest home with a warm community feel. From the staff who greet you in the hallways, to the fresh and inviting living spaces, at St Johns Wood you’ll feel right at home. There’s always something happening in our main lounge - find a friend to chat to or join in the day’s events. If it’s peace and quiet you crave, relax in the sunny courtyard, or find a comfy chair in one of our many cosy nooks.


We don’t have visiting hours at St Johns Wood because we know it’s important you stay connected to your community. It’s home so friends and family can join you anytime for a cuppa and catch up. We’re just 5 minutes from the town centre, so it’s a breeze for visitors to pop in, or get you out and about to local shops and cafes.


Activities Programme

Hop in the village van for a jaunt, you’ll never know where it will take you next. A scenic drive or hot chips at the beach, there’s an exciting new destination each week. Or if it’s music you’re in to, enjoy your own personalised playlist with I Love Music. Join in the fun with our award-winning “Grandfriends” programme, or take part in competitive games and theme days, there’s something for everyone no matter what you’re interested in.


Award Winning Care

Great care is what we do, and we’ve got the accolades to prove it. You can be sure you’re in good hands. Oceania has won the Supreme Care Award from the NZ Aged Care Association 3 years in a row. When it comes to your care, you know what you like and don’t like - and we want to know too. Because everyone is different all of our residents get a personalised care plan where from meals to medications, everything that’s important to you is covered. We’ve also got a choice from standard rooms to stunning Care Suites, so no matter your needs or budget, there are plenty of options. Some of our Care Suites can also accomodate a couple.


What’s Near By

Everything you need is close by, including doctors surgery, chemists, post office, banks, movie theatre, supermarket, library, cafés and restaurants. We’re also handy to the Cosmopolitan Club, R.S.A, Taupo lake front (only two blocks away) and a number of churches.


To view available Care Suite listings for St Johns Wood click here



  • Rest Home

  • Hospital

  • Care Suites

  • Retirement Village VIEW
  • 'The staff are absolutely fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of St Johns Wood' - Rod Dann - Son of St Johns Wood resident

  • 'Dad says he feels like he is treated like a king here.' - Maggie Richmond, Daughter of St Johns Wood resident

  • 'A big factor here is that we are so central. The staff are first class and the atmosphere is excellent.' - Les Winslade, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'I can't praise St John's enough - the staff are wonderful. They really do think of everything. They all seem to come to work not just because they want to get paid, but because they really do care.' - Connie Brettelle, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'My decision to move into here was not predetermined, I was in a most unsettled state when I spontaneously took a look in here. I liked what I saw and the person who met me made me feel most welcome. I have no desire to look elsewhere.' - Jim Flight, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'The facilities at St Johns Wood are just lovely' - Son of St Johns Wood resident

Staff Profile

  • Sue Macfarlane

    Business Care and Village Manager

    027 675 3347

    Sue has over 20 years' experience as a Registered Nurse in Aged Care, having managed both hospitals and villages mostly in Auckland. She is passionate about care of the elderly, and feels it a privilege to be working in this industry. She has a great sense of humour, and believes that laughter is the best medicine. Taupo has been her second home for over 40 years - her parents lived in Taupo until recently. She enjoys golfing, fishing, gardening and writing in her spare time. Her 3 adult sons live in Sydney and Auckland, and plan to visit regularly.

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  • Alfevic Empaces

    Alfevic Empaces

    Registered Nurse

    Alfie is an excellent Registered Nurse with 9-years' experience in nursing practice. He has in depth knowledge in elderly care having worked at St Johns Wood for 7 years as a Senior RN. He is very friendly and approachable. He maximises his youth by keeping active in sports and signs up to any activity that keeps him fit. He keeps himself busy and spends his free time with family and friends

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  • Toni-Lee Hughes

    Toni-Lee Hughes


    Toni-Lee is originally from Auckland and moved back to Taupo 3 years ago. Her background is in aged care administration. Toni-Lee enjoys the variety of her job - no two days are ever the same. She also loves spending time with the residents who she says "make it easy to come to work." In her free time Toni-Lee enjoys being with family, reading a good book or taking her dog for a walk.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • GP/Nurse Practitioner Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

  • I Love Music

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