In the heart of Howick

Bruce McLaren Retirement Village offers independent living, assisted living in serviced apartments, and the very best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

Located close to Botany town centre on Chapel Road, the village features architecturally designed apartments, serviced apartments, and a care centre, that are all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

Amenities include a bowling green, swimming pool and gym, beauty and hairdressing salon, library, and movie theatre.

There is always something to do at the village, with activities and events to suit everyone – from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.


Take a video tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Bruce McLaren Village by viewing our virtual walk-through video.  

Tour one of our beautiful apartments where you can view each room and really get a feel for the place. All without leaving your house. 

Bruce Mclaren Oct 2020

All upcoming village events at Bruce McLaren

Royal New Zealand Artillery Band

We invite you to join us for a special performance by the Royal New Zealand Artillery Band.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to Rose on 09 535 0225 by Friday 14 May to secure your place.

Date: 16 May Time: 2pm
Location: 795 Chapel Rd, Howick, Auckland 2016

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A musical journey with Tracey Collins

Join us for a concert by New Zealand’s premier professional accordionist Tracey Collins. Tracey will take you on a musical journey showcasing melodies she has performed throughout her career. You will be transported from an intimate Parisian Café to being serenaded on a gondola in Venice; toe tap your way through Ireland and Scotland and then settle in with some well-loved tunes from the stage, screen and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 17 May Time: 10am
Location: 795 Chapel Rd, Howick, Auckland 2016

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Ryman Pioneers Freedom

Bruce McLaren Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments are light and spacious, with clean lines and a clever open plan design layout that provides an easy flow throughout.

If down the track you need more support, we offer assisted living in a serviced apartment and a full range of care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialled up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’. It's all part of what we like to call the Ryman Difference


Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

*Some conditions apply. 


Enjoy all the upsides of living independently in a Ryman village. Easy living, security, plus a huge bonus – the support of a vibrant village community.


Serviced apartments come with support you can count on. A chef-prepared meal, housekeeping – it's great for you and reassuring for your family.  


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman villages just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our guide. 

"The people here are absolutely fantastic. They welcome you, and I love that."

Jennett McGaw
Independent resident 

Independent and serviced apartment amenities

connect and unwind

Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon. 

Passions and skills

Skills and passions

Retirement is a great time to sharpen your skills on the passions and pastimes that you love. Spend time enjoying the workshop, craft room, pool table, and library.

Active and thriving

Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, gym and bowling green.

Pioneers Care


Care is not an ‘add on’ at a Ryman village, it is built into the fabric of our villages from the very beginning. It’s comforting for couples and friends to know they can still be near each other even if their health needs are different.

Bruce McLaren care centre offers a full range of care options including resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Like all aspects of our villages, we constantly look for ways to improve both the care we provide and the innovation behind it. Care is customised using our myRyman care app and residents love the food in our seasonal Delicious menu, which is prepared fresh on site by village chefs. 

Bruce McLaren is one of over 80 percent of Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold star’ standard in care.

BM 4-year cert - Dec 2018 - Dec 2022 - White space



Personal attention, warmth and building trusting relationships are all crucial to the customised care we provide at our care centres.


Nurturing and caring dementia care communities. Residents are supported to live in the moment, and to feel kindness, love, and security.


It's hard to put your finger on why Ryman care centres just feel different. For the inside knowledge, check out our care guide. 

Accommodation premium

At Bruce McLaren Village, our private care rooms provide superior accommodation – you'll enjoy a spacious room with a private ensuite.

The price of your private care room depends on the type of room you select. This will be clearly outlined in your admission agreement.
Accommodation premiums range from $64 to $75 per day

If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help. 

"My wife is being looked after very well. It gives me a sense of relief."

Independent resident 

Care centre amenities

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A little pampering

Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop. 

Relax care

Relax and connect

Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.

Calm space

Calm spaces

Tranquil outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?


Botany Town Centre

Botany Town Centre has more than 200 stores, including restaurants and entertainment. It is situated just a two minute drive from the village.

Beach attraction

Beautiful local beaches

Just a short drive away is a selection of stunning beaches. Explore the rock pools, watch the waves or just take in the views. 

howick markets

Howick Village

Just around the corner is Howick Village which is great for shopping, cafes, art and entertainment. Don't miss the market every Saturday!