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St Johns Wood Retirement Village


Just 5 minutes from the Lake, St Johns Wood is in the perfect location to take advantage of the best Taupo has to offer – from shops and eateries, to beautiful walkways and stunning views. The village has a strong emphasis on community - whether it’s someone to chat to over a cuppa, or links to activities and clubs in the neighbourhood, it’s all here at St Johns Wood.


Our Village Offering

With tasteful décor and attractive spaces, St Johns Wood has an understated elegance that is fresh and attractive whilst still feeling homely and inviting. With a choice of one or two-bedroom apartments, visitors often remark how spacious they are - perfect for entertaining friends and family or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.


Active Village Life

Many of our residents are active in the local community – enjoying social events at their local clubs and societies. St Johns Wood is ideally located just 5 minutes from the town centre and lake with easy access to public transport, getting to shops or visiting friends and family is a breeze. Or if you don’t feel like venturing very far, there is plenty to do right on your doorstep. Soak up the sun in the courtyard, come along for our award winning ‘Grandfriends’ programme, or join your neighbours for exercises or Happy Hour in the community lounge.


Carefree Independence

Live life the way you want to, with the freedom to do the things you love. We’ll take care of all the maintenance - building repairs, exterior cleaning and the gardening too. Don’t feel like cooking? Order a meal from our onsite chef. Knowing the weekly fee is fixed for life guaranteed means you can budget and have financial surety for the future.


A Continuum of Care

For assistance in an emergency, call bells in your apartment will connect you to trained staff 24 hours a day. If your needs change, we can provide services to you in your apartment, or there is full rest home and hospital care onsite with the option of standard rooms or luxury Care Suites. 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.


Minimum age of entry  for residents is 70 years.


Click here to view available St Johns Wood apartment listings



  • Retirement Village

  • Care VIEW
  • 'I can't praise St John's enough - the accommodation is exceptional, 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. I wouldn't change, not for anything.' - Connie Brettelle, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'A big factor here is that we are so central, you don't need a car. The staff are first class and extra assistance comes to you in your apartment, so you don't have to shift - which is a great factor. The atmosphere is excellent.' - Les Winslade, 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 staff here are happy and helpful, nothing appears to be a bother.' - Dawn Hewson, St Johns Wood Resident

  • 'It's a great place, so close to town and the nurses are great. Many thanks.' - Stan Wood, 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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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Maintenance

  • Meal Options

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Library

  • Petanque

  • Shopping trips

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Podiatrist

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Oceania provides Rest Home, Hospital, Dementia, Respite and Palliative/End of Life Care, as well as Independent Retirement Village living, at over 40 New Zealand locations.

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