Our Facilities

Residential villas

Rest home apartments

Hospital studios


Parkwood provides an environment for retired people to enjoy the freedom of choosing their own type and level of activity from a range of entertainment opportunities, gardening, sports and hobbies.

The village is set in 25 hectares of grounds within which numerous walks meander through native bush, botanical type gardens and around lakes and dells. Residents are able to tend the gardens around their own villas and, if they wish, reap the rewards of the mild climate with a vegetable gardening allotment.

Social Centres

The Parklands Social Centre comprises a dining room (where midday meals are served each day except Wednesday and Sunday), hall with stage, lounge, theatre (with projector and screen), library, billiards room and Village Care office.

The Lloyd Parker Plateau Centre comprises a dining room, lounge, arts and crafts room, fitness centre and pool.  Its view over Tui Dell makes it a popular place for residents to have coffee or a prearranged meal with friends.  A midday meal is served in this centre on Wednesdays and Sundays.


Bowling green
Bush walks
Courtesy bus
Putting green
Petanque pistes
Swimming pool and fitness centre
Vegetable garden allotments
Parkwood bus in Parklands

Meals and social

Happy hours
Midday meals
Monthly dinners
Picnics in the park
Saturday morning teas

Annual events

Inter village sports day
Open day
Residents’ fair

Groups and activities

Church services
Hymn sing
Indoor bowls
Knit and chat
Life drawing
Mah Jong
Outdoor bowls
Parkwood Singers
Play readers
Spinners and weavers
Square dancing
Stroke Club
Table tennis
Tai Chi
Croquet pavilion - photo by Wendy Armstrong

Parkwood Seekers

Parkwood Seekers is a group that commenced early in 2002 in which all Parkwood village residents may participate. Outings are arranged and escorted by staff for residents who wish to go to events, almost always outside the village, and enjoy the company of like minded people.

Events vary from plays, concerts, musicals, drives, exhibitions and shopping trips to holidays both within New Zealand and overseas. The Seekers have travelled to Australia, Norfolk Island and Rarotonga; cruised from Budapest to Amsterdam; seen the Northern Lights from Norway; visited Gallipoli, New York, Niagara Falls, Bangkok and Singapore as well as toured through Alaska, China and Vietnam.

During 17 plus years over 1,500 events have been held involving more than 26,700 participants. There have been some wonderful outings and trips, and no doubt there will be many more.

Parkwood Seekers is a very special part of Parkwood Retirement Village.

Village Care service

Parkwood’s Village Care service provides support and care for residents living independently in the village, including:

  • regular resident contact
  • assessing residents’ needs
  • wound management when required
  • blood pressure clinic and diabetic monitoring as required
  • arranging blister packs and medication as required
  • organising medical alarms
  • 24 hour duty phone
  • coordinating villa residents’ moves within the village
  • arranging social events for residents

The Village Care team can arrange assessments for extra care as required for those who wish to stay living at home but need extra support with personal care, home help, shopping, etc.

photo by Wendy Armstrong
photo by Barry Culling
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Parkwood Retirement Village is a member of the Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand.
photo by Margaret Harvey