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Wharerangi Retirement Village


Our Village Living Offering

Only a couple of blocks from the City Centre and the lake front, Wharerangi is in a prime Taupo location handy to all the shops and services you could want.


Our brand new villas are affordable and incorporate many features that make everyday life easy and enjoyable. This includes a spacious, versatile open plan layout perfect for dining, relaxing and entertaining friends and family.


Wharerangi has a friendly and close-knit community feel where neighbours are always on hand for a quick wave or a friendly chat. 


Additional Services

Wharerangi offers a home cleaning and linen laundry service to help make life even easier. With the Care facility nearby, you can order freshly cooked meals whenever you don’t feel like cooking.

Activities Programme

Residents can choose to join in our regular events and outings to local and regional places of interest*. The Village Community Centre is also a great place to socialise, and with comfy indoor seating you can enjoy it all year round. Catch up with friends while looking across the Kaimanawa reserve and the lake, or watch a movie on the big screen TV with SKY. With a fully appointed Kitchen this space is perfect for village activities. You can even book for social club meetings and personal functions.


What’s Near By

Taupo town centre is a 5 – 10 minute walk on flat footpaths, and features a post office, supermarkets, banks, movie theatre, local library, retail stores, Health Services, cafés, restaurants and more. The local Cosmopolitan Club and R.S.A. are nearby and popular with the residents. A number of Churches are within walking distance or a short drive away.

Out of town visitors have the choice of a variety of accommodation options just around the corner from the Village.


Dwelling Features

Designed by award winning architects our new 2 bedroom Villas feature open plan living and dining. The kitchens are custom fitted with range hood, hob and dishwasher, and there is plenty of pantry and storage space as well as a convenient breakfast bar.


The spacious bedrooms can fit a Queen or two single beds, and have large double wardrobes. The master suite opens out onto a sunny patio.  Other features include: internal garage, emergency call buttons, smoke alarm, heat pumps and double glazing.


Our 1 bedroom villas feature open plan living and dining. A custom fitted kitchen with modern applicances. A spacious bedroom with double wardrobe. There is a sunny patio from the lounge for outdoor living. Other features include: Emergency call button & heat pump.

*Additional services, special events and outings are available on an ad hoc basis, and will incur an additional fee.


Minimum age of entry  for residents is 70 years.


Click here to view available Wharerangi Villa listings



  • Retirement Village

  • Care VIEW
  • "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

Staff Profile

  • Anne-Marie Wakefield

    Village Manager

    021 919527

    Anne-Marie has been with Oceania since 2008 and is committed to the Wharerangi residents. She loves her job - especially making a difference in people's lives, and sharing with the residents. Anne-Marie is born and bred in Taupo and has strong links to the community in Taupo. On her free weekends she enjoys camping and motorsport. She lives with her husband, cat and has a grown up daughter.

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Features and Services

  • Vans / minibus

  • Maintenance

  • BBQ Area

  • Library

  • Shopping trips

  • Emergency call buttons

  • Meal Options

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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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