It’s no coincidence that our Edmund Hillary Village is named in honour of one of New Zealand’s most pioneering sons. As Ryman’s flagship village, it’s grand in appearance and set in prestigious Remuera amidst 25 acres of beautiful gardens. However, like our namesake, it also has a humble and caring side, because it’s a place where community and connection thrive.
At Edmund Hillary there’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone. You can choose from an independent apartment or the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 195 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care.
Residents often tell us how proud they are to live at the village, whether they’ve lived in the surrounding suburbs all their lives or have moved there to retire. It’s evident in the enthusiasm residents bring to the many events and activities held at the village. They love the lifestyle because the village provides them with a supportive and caring place to call home, while offering the gateway to everything Remuera has to offer. It’s certainly a place where you can live life to the full.
Immerse yourself in our wonderful Edmund Hillary Village by viewing our virtual walk-through video.
Tour one of our beautiful two-bedroom townhouses where you can navigate your way through each room and really get a feel for the place. All without leaving your house.
Edmund Hillary Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom townhouses 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 apartments and a 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 or townhouse*, 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.
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.
Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, dining room, bar, hair and beauty salon, and shop.
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.
Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, gym, bowling green, croquet lawn, and putting green.
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.
Edmund Hillary care centre offers a 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.
Edmund Hillary 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.
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.
If you would like more information our village manager will be happy to help.
Treat yourself to a pamper session in our hair and beauty salon or a sweet treat in the shop.
Lounge and dining areas provide spaces to relax and enjoy mealtimes. The food tastes great and the social interaction is good for the soul.
Tranquil outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.
This perfect place to go for an evening stroll, walk the dog or even go bird watching, the path runs takes you through the largest urban wetland restoration project.
With a broad range of eateries and shops, Stonedrige on Lunn is going to be your one-stop shop!
One of Auckland's premier golf courses, this is the perfect place to tee off with a group of friends or practice your swing.
That’s why each Ryman village is named after a Kiwi or Aussie trailblazer. Anthony Wilding, Lady Diana Isaac, Evelyn Page to name a few. They lived with passion and purpose, they pushed further, they went beyond the ordinary. That’s exactly what we strive to do every day at Ryman. To pioneer a new way of living, for a new retirement generation.
In 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund (Ed) Hillary was the first mountaineer to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In recognition, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Following this feat, Ed climbed another 10 Himalayan mountain peaks among many other expeditions. An adventurer to his core, he reached the South Pole in 1958 and the North Pole in 1985. The latter was achieved in partnership with astronaut Neil Armstrong. Ed’s relentless determination in the face of adversity resulted in him being the first man to climb Mount Everest and reach both the North and South Poles.
In the years after his Everest success, Ed’s primary agenda was the wellbeing of the Nepalis, specifically the Sherpas. Seven years after his famed ascent he founded the Himalayan Trust which provided airfields, hospitals, and schools in remote areas of Nepal. In 2003 he was made an honorary citizen of Nepal.
Sir Ed was a modest, humble man and is the face of New Zealand’s $5 note. In 2008, his life achievements were acknowledged by New Zealand with a state funeral.
A biography Edmund Hillary by Kevin Boon was published in 1991. Five years later, Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond written by Whitney Stewart was published.