St Johns Wood Retirement Village


Our Village Living Offering

St Johns Wood is only 800 metres from Taupo’s town centre and all its amenities. The lakefront is on your doorstep - you can walk down or use a mobility scooter to enjoy the view or feed the ducks.


Ours is a smaller village, so it’s more personal and there is a very friendly atmosphere - the residents are more like family.


St Johns Wood has a rest home and hospital onsite for continuity of care when needed. We also have our own homecare contract within the village - this enables residents to stay in their own home environment, safely retaining their independence for as long as possible.


Additional Services

There are delicious home cooked meals prepared by a qualified chef and we have a menu, so residents are able to have a choice.


Activities Programme

Some of our onsite activities include fish and chips night, happy hour, Ballantyne’s Fashion Show, midwinter ball, flex and stretch, bingo, speakers and mystery trips.


What’s Near By

Close to the village are a doctor surgery, a chemist, a post office, movie theatre, cafés, restaurants, Pak & Save, Cosmopolitan Club, R.S.A. and the lakefront (only two blocks away) and a number of churches.


Dwelling Features

Residents have a large outside sunny court yard and direct garden access. All apartments have been refurbished and are modern and attractive. The village weekly fee includes all electricity and cleaning.


Village Features

In the village there is a large dining area, two communal lounges, library, Sky TV, lift access to upstairs and a parking bay for mobility scooters.


Bottom apartments open up to courtyards with a garden area. Upstairs apartments open up to balconies with lovely views. Every resident has a medical alarm and there are security patrols at night.


Click here to view available St Johns Wood apartment listings

Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Maintenance Men

  • Meal Options

  • BBQ Area

  • Physio-therapist

  • Hairdresser

  • Library

  • Petanque

  • Shopping trips

  • 24/7 nurse onsite

  • Podiatrist

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St Johns Wood Retirement Village
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.

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St Johns Wood Retirement Village

  • '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

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