Peaceful and beautiful surroundings

Located on Lisle Farm Drive, the Possum Bourne Village is nestled in peaceful surroundings close to Pukekohe town centre.

There’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone at the village. You can choose from a townhouse, 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 120 care rooms offering rest home, hospital and specialist dementia care. Possum Bourne 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 Possum Bourne Village.


The amenities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, library, gym, hair and beauty salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.

There is always something to do; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Possum Bourne Village is certainly one that will get richer with age. 

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

Upcoming events at Possum Bourne

Independent and assisted living


Possum Bourne Village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments and townhouses 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 or townhouse*, 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


Connect and unwind

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. 

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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.

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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.

Possum Bourne 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.

Possum Bourne is one of over 90% 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 Possum Bourne 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 $86 per day

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

Care centre amenities


A little pampering

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


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 spaces

Tranquil indoor and 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?


Pioneer Cottage

Filled with local history, the Pioneer Cottage located close to the village gives insight into the early settlers living style.

Horse track

Pukekohe Park Raceway

A short drive away is the popular raceway that caters to both horse racing lovers and motor sport enthusiasts. 


Town Mouse Cafe

Located around the corner from the village, this is a great brunch spot on the main street of Pukekohe. 




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.

Possum Bourne (1956-2003)

A legend in New Zealand motorsport history, Peter Raymond George "Possum" Bourne is considered New Zealand’s rally hero. Born in 1956, Bourne took a liking to anything with wheels from a young age.

The nickname “Possum” was given to the motorist as a youngster after an incident where he swerved and crashed his mother’s car to avoid hitting a possum on the road. Bourne’s passion for cars evolved after leaving school at the age of 15 to commence an apprenticeship as a mechanic. His ascent into motorsport, specifically rally car driving, was a natural progression after co-driving with a friend.

The risky nature of Bourne’s career combined with his down-to-earth personality resulted in a successful mix. Possum Bourne Motorsport was founded in the 80’s and rallying became his full-time occupation. His level-headedness helped the skilled driver maintain his sharp mental edge amid the high-stress motorsport environment. He quickly became a well-known name in rally car racing across New Zealand and Australia.

Bourne won the Asia-Pacific and Australian Rally Championships multiple times – a feat that no other New Zealand driver has managed. His record number of awards and accolades remains unrivalled in New Zealand motorsport history. Since his untimely death, Possum Bourne remains an icon of the motorsport industry and is remembered not only for his flair on the track but also for his infectious and endearing personality.

The autobiography Bourne to Rally was finished merely days before the driver passed away in a crash in Cardrona, Central Otago. The book brilliantly recounts the trials and tribulations faced by Bourne throughout his impressive life.