Melrose Retirement Village


Our Village Living Offering

Melrose was the first retirement facility to be built in Tauranga. It is located in an enviable position over-looking the beautiful harbour.


We have more than fifteen acres of attractive park-like grounds, within easy reach of the town centre and all of its great amenities. There is a regular bus service to take you there, with the bus stopping right outside the entrance.


Additional Services

We have a rest home, hospital and specialist dementia care – village residents get priority access. Well-prepared meals are available in our restaurant or delivered right to your door. 


Activities Programme

Activities staff provide a varied programme for residents. There is access to the community centre whenever you want. The centre includes a large lounge and meeting areas, kitchen facilities, Sky TV, a fully equipped gym designed with seniors in mind, pool table and darts. A fantastic and well-used BBQ area over-looking the harbour is always popular. Croquet is available and we have three well-stocked library areas, plus easy access to the City Library.

Church services from different denominations are held on a weekly basis.


What’s Near By

Melrose has easy access to the town centre and our famous beaches. Tauranga and Mount Maunganui have a wide range of world-class facilities, including shopping centres, restaurants and cafes, fantastic hot pools and a wide range of sports and cultural offerings.


A regular and frequent bus service stops outside Melrose and is free for gold cardholders.


Visiting family and friends can stay with the residents, or at one of the many local motels close by.


Dwelling Features

We have a wide range of homes, which vary in size, location and price. Villas have heat pumps, which can also be used for cooling in the summer. All properties have smoke alarms that we maintain – the number depending on the size of the property.


All of our Villas have cooking facilities. In addition residents are welcome to make use of our restaurant facilities, which provide home cooked meals at a very reasonable price. Every home has its own garden, which is maintained by our gardening team. Of course, residents are welcome to look after their own gardens. We have many keen gardeners who grow a range of flowers and vegetables.


Village Features

The well-maintained and extensive grounds overlook the harbour and Mount Maunganui. There are a number of walks within the grounds as well as easy access to the estuary.


Many activities are catered for both in the community centre and in the main facility. All of these activities are also available to our village residents at no extra charge. The many visiting musicians and choirs are particularly popular.


All of our homes and buildings are wheelchair accessible. Residents with mobility scooters can keep them in their garage or carport.


We have two Pétanque courts and two indoor bowls areas. Bowls is particularly popular, with several teams playing. New players at whatever level are always welcome. The bowling areas are raised which means that even wheelchair bound residents can play. We have a large outdoor croquet area on one of our extensive lawns.


Because we have large grounds, there is plenty of space for visitor parking.


Residents elect their own committee to organise a wide variety of activities.


To view available Melrose villa listings click here

Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Maintenance Men

  • Meal Options

  • Hairdresser

  • Library

  • Shopping trips

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Podiatrist

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Melrose Retirement Village
159 Waihi Road, Judea Tauranga, New Zealand 3110
Phone: (07) 578 6006

159 Waihi Road

(07) 578 6006
(07) 578 2496

Staff Profile

  • Linda Wood

    Linda Wood

    Village Sales Manager

    021 278 0039

    With a love for people and a background in sales, Linda enjoys her role as Village Manager - where every day is different. Prior to Oceania, she spent over 16 years at Independent Fisheries, and more recently was a sales rep for a company selling products to cafes and restaurants. Linda loves interacting with the residents, and the variety and challenges of her job. Linda is happily married with 2 grown up children and 2 step children. In her spare time she and her husband like exploring in their campervan, going kayaking, playing tennis and of course enjoying sunny days at the beach.

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Melrose 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

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