St Johns Wood Care


Our Care Offering

St Johns Wood is close to Taupo’s town centre and all local amenities. A five-minute walk on flat footpaths gets you to the shops.


Beautiful Lake Taupo is also right there, so you can walk down or use your mobility scooter to enjoy the view, feed the ducks or experience the many local events held in Taupo.


St Johns Wood has a range of rooms including Care Suites which allow you to enjoy the comforts of home with an ensuite, kitchenette and lounge area. 


Activities Programme

There’s always something happening at St Johns Wood. We have fish & chip evenings, happy hours, our own special Ballantynes Fashion Show, a midwinter ball and dinner, Flex and Stretch classes, bingo, guest speakers and shopping trips.


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.



Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • En Suites

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Outdoor seating

  • Doctors Visits

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Chaplain

  • Happy Hour

  • Podiatrist

  • Pharmac Approved

  • Emergency call buttons

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St Johns Wood Care
133 – 139 Tamamutu Street, Taupo , New Zealand 3330
Phone: (07) 376 2000

133 – 139 Tamamutu Street

(07) 376 2000
(07) 377 3012

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.

  • 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

  • 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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St Johns Wood Care

  • '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

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