Beautiful views in Bethlehem

Located close to the Bethlehem town centre the village features panoramic views including The Mount and harbour and there’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone. 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 122 care rooms offering rest home, hospital and specialist dementia care.

Bob Owens care centre is located within the same village community and, as a Ryman resident, you will have priority access.  Should an immediate space be unavailable, we will do our best to accommodate you at another Ryman village until a space becomes available at Bob Owens Village.

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

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

Upcoming events at Bob Owens

Electric Vehicle Presentation

Location: 112 Carmichael Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga, 3110

Wednesday 22 May, 2pm

Join us for an electrifying event at Bob Owens Village.

As the world shifts to sustainability, electric vehicles lead the way in eco-friendly transport. BYD is one of the fastest growing global car brands producing 1 million EV vehicles.

Simon Dodd, Brand Manager of BYD Tauranga will explain why the ATTO 3 is New Zealand’s most popular EV. Plus, don’t miss the chance to see the ATTO 3 up close and personal.

RSVP is essential. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact us

Independent and assisted living


Bob Owens 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

Dining room

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, and shop. 


Skills and passions

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

Bowling green

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.

Bob Owens 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. 

Bob Owens 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.

RO 4-year cert - Apr 2023 - Apr 2027 - White space

Accommodation premium

At Bob Owens 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 $54 to $85 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?

Bethlehem Town Centre

Bethlehem Town Centre

Take a stroll to the shopping hub in the heart of Bethlehem. All your bases are covered with over 50 stores including Countdown, Kmart, Chemist Warehouse and Paper Plus. Finish off with a coffee at Columbus Coffee or The Coffee Club.


Te Puna Quarry Park

Enjoy the magic of the quarry — a park created solely by volunteers. Pack a picnic and spend some time exploring the specialised gardens, the butterfly house, ponds and more — and keep an eye out for the sculptures on display.   

Mount Maunganui Base Track

Mauao Base Track

Walk the famous base track of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) and take in the views across Tauranga. If you are feeling a lot more adventurous take the summit walk and take in the entire Western Bay of Plenty.




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.

Sir Bob Owens (1922-1999)

One of New Zealand’s most renowned businessmen, Sir Robert (Bob) Owens, is largely credited with the mid-century development of Tauranga and the Port of Tauranga.

A true pioneer, Sir Robert was highly influential in the growth of New Zealand exports. Having emigrated to New Zealand in 1953 he began a small business which grew to become the Owens Group, one of Australasia’s leading transport logistics companies covering 38 companies and representing Mitsui OSK Lines in New Zealand.

His service to the Tauranga community included serving as a Tauranga City Councillor, Mayor of Tauranga, and Mayor of Mount Maunganui Borough. Sir Robert continued to influence the growth and development of New Zealand transport on the Bay of Plenty Harbour Board from 1962-1988, as Director of the Port of Tauranga in 1988, and as Chairman of Air New Zealand from 1981-1984 where he restored the nation’s trust in the company following the Mt Erebus tragedy of 1981.

Having been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in 1996, Sir Robert became a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 1997 in recognition of his services to New Zealand.