Thank you for downloading The Ultimate Guide to New Zealand Retirement Villages. We have emailed you a copy so you can refer to it as needed.
There are many retirement villages in Wellington and its surrounding areas, from Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt out to Masterton and Kapiti. Whether you’re looking for a large village or a smaller boutique offering, Wellington offers options for all preferences.
There are villages throughout the main centres, as well as in smaller, more rural suburbs. Many of the larger operators have one or several retirement villages in Wellington, including Ryman Healthcare, Summerset, Bupa and Arvida .
Each retirement village is different, and their pricing also varies. The cost of living in a retirement village in Wellington will depend on its location, the services it offers and the kinds of homes it has available.
Usually, you will purchase a licence to occupy, which grants you the right to live in a unit within a retirement village. The ownership terms vary from village to village. For a high-level outline of pricing structures, read our article on the costs of living in a retirement village.
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a retirement village, from care and services to contracts and property types. You can find answers to the most common questions in our retirement village FAQs
Some people will be well-suited to independent living, while others will require assisted living or residential care. There are plenty of Rest Homes in Wellington which offer full-time residential care - these may share an address with a retirement village or exist independently.
Save villages to your favourites and update your preferences
For village managers, operators and admin
View your Saved list