Handy location with care you can count on

Located in Howick, Bruce McLaren Retirement Village offers the perfect mix of leisure and convenience with stunning beaches and city amenities just minutes away.

Care when you need it

There’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone with stylish independent apartments and assisted living apartments.

The Village features our state-of-the-art care centre that provides 122 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Bruce McLaren care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access over non-residents at the time of your transfer. Should a space for the type of care the village offers be unavailable at the time of your transfer, we will do our best to accommodate you at another Ryman village that provides the level of care you need* until a space becomes available at Bruce McLaren Village

Convenience at your fingertips

Down the road from the village, the vibrant Botany Town Centre offers a variety of cafés, restaurants and shopping. You're also a short hop away from Mangemangeroa Reserve, where scenic walking tracks offer beautiful views of native bush and the estuary, leading down to Shelley Park Beach.

The Ryman lifestyle

Enjoy the extensive facilities including a bowling green, swimming pool and gym, beauty and hairdressing salon, library, and movie theatre.

There’s always something to do, whether you enjoy organised events, relaxing moments in the gardens, or village outings and activities. Embrace a thriving lifestyle with more time to do the things you love at Ryman’s Bruce McLaren Village.

*Care options vary between villages, please check with our team for details of the care offered at each village. 

Walk through an assisted-living apartment

View an independent apartment

Find your new home

Upcoming events at Bruce McLaren

St John NZ

Location: 795 Chapel Rd, Howick, Auckland 2016

Friday 26 July, 2pm

Come along and learn about the charity and the services St John provides from volunteer Kevin Simpkin.

He will also explain the benefits of having a membership for the St John ambulance service and how it can provide peace of mind for you and your family.

Additionally, Kevin will bring along a selection of First Aid kits, available for purchase at affordable prices.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP is essential. Call Rose on 09 535 0225 to secure your place.

For more information, contact us

Independent and assisted living


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.

We also offer assisted-living apartment and a range of care options.  Its 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 standard deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

*Some conditions apply. 

Independent and assisted-living amenities

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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. 

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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.

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

Jennett McGaw - Independent resident 


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.


Assisted-living 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. 


Our retirement villages offer a range of care options - not as an add-on, but woven into the fabric of our villages.

Bruce McLaren care centre offers a range of care options including rest home, 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 90 percent of established Ryman villages that have been awarded 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health. It’s recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in care.

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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 $59 to $93 per day

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

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. 

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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.

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

Brian - Independent resident 


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. 

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. 

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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!




Each Ryman village is named in honour of a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer: Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page. They pushed further and set the bar high for others to aspire to. In creating communities that challenge the expectations of ageing, Ryman villages are also setting the bar high. They’re demonstrating that a retirement lifestyle brimming with new experiences, connections and fulfilment is something we should aspire to. Our Kiwi and Aussie namesakes represent the measure of inspiration, while Ryman villages represent the measure of retirement living.

Bruce McLaren (1937-1970)

With a combination of uncompromising determination, passion, and talent, Bruce McLaren continues to have a significant impact on the international car racing industry. A race car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor, Bruce founded and raced in one of the most successful Formula One championship teams in history.

Growing up around his parent’s service station and workshop, Bruce went on to dominate Formula One championships. He achieved his first international win in the 1959 United States Grand Prix. Aged 22, he was the youngest Grand Prix winner at the time. He continued to place on the global stage, including wins in the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix, 1962 Monaco Grand Prix, 1966 24 Hour Race at Le Mans, and the 1968 in Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. While Bruce achieved highly as a driver, his legacy, the McLaren Racing Team, came from his design and engineering skills. He founded McLaren 1963.

One ingenious insight occurred mid-race when a fuel filler door was flapping. Initially angry that the door hadn’t been properly closed, Bruce realised that the air pressure under the door was clearly stronger than the airflow above it. He grabbed a pair of shears from the pits and cut the bodywork away behind the radiator mid-race. Immediately, his lap times were faster. McLaren’s iconic ‘nostrils’ were born.

At the age of 32 Bruce died doing what he loved. He crashed at the Goodwood Circuit in England testing his new McLaren M8D. Bruce’s story is documented in his 1964 book From the Cockpit and in the 2017 documentary film McLaren directed by Roger Donaldson.