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 resthome, 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.

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 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 virtual tour

Immerse yourself in our wonderful Bob Owens Village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely gardens, explore our village amenities, and step into our beautiful townhouses or apartments. You can navigate your way through each featured room or area of the village and really get a feel for the space. All without leaving your house. 

The menu at top left shows different areas of the village for easy navigation.

All upcoming village events at Bob Owens

Ryman Pioneers Freedom

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.

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.  


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 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.

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.

Bob Owens 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. 

Bob Owens is one of over 91 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.

RO 4-year cert - Apr 2019 - Apr 2023 - 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 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 $47.00 to $73.50 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


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.

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.


Pioneering is part of who we are



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.

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.