Retirement living close to the city centre

Located on Ruakura Road, Hamilton, the close proximity of Hilda Ross Village to the city centre is an ideal location for residents to enjoy their retirement and there's a lifestyle option to suit everyone. You can choose from a townhouse or the extra support of an assisted-living apartment. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 151 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Hilda Ross 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, petanque court, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gym, hair 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 Hilda Ross Village by viewing our virtual tour. 

Stroll through the lovely atrium, explore our village amenities, and step into our beautiful townhouses or assisted-living 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 Hilda Ross

Ryman Pioneers Freedom


Hilda Ross village offers living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our 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

Serviced Apartment Dining

Connect and unwind

Community is central to the lifestyle so we offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a dining room, lounge, bar, hair and beauty salon, reflection room 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 workshop, billiards room 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, petanque court 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.

Hilda Ross 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. 

Hilda Ross 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.

HR 4-year cert - June 2018 - Sep 2022 - 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 Hilda Ross 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 $34 to $66 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

Hilda Ross Hair Salon

A little pampering

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

Rest Home Sun Lounge

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 outdoor spaces dedicated to our care residents allow you to relax and meet with family and friends.

Village location

What's in the neighbourhood?

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens

Take a stroll through the 54 hectare gardens that merge old landscape features with creative development and design in a unique way.


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Enjoy a concert or show at this purpose-built and award-winning performing arts and events centre, located on the University of Waikato's Hamilton campus.

Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum

Take in some of the region's cultural history at Waikato Museum. The museum showcases a wide range of items from its own collections as well as from touring exhibitions.


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.

Dame Hilda Ross (1883–1959)

Born Grace Hilda Cuthberta Nixon, Hilda Ross was a social activist and politician. Alongside a lifelong passion for music and playing the piano, she was vitally involved in welfare work and later politics at local and national levels.

Ross was an avid organiser during WWII forming the Hamilton Women’s Auxiliary Volunteer Corps and serving as president of the Lady Galway Guild and the Hamilton Ladies’ Patriotic Committee. Following the death of her husband, she applied her skillset, no-nonsense approach, and determination to politics.

Ross was the first woman to hold a council seat when elected to the Hamilton Borough Council in 1944, then in 1945 she was elected New Zealand National Party MP for Hamilton. She held this seat until her death in 1959. While acting as Minister of Social Security, Minister of Welfare of Women and Children, and Minister of Child Welfare, Hilda’s dedication and fierce advocacy for social welfare significantly benefitted New Zealand.

Among her causes, Ross supported gender equality, equal pay, and the education of girls and women regardless of their career choice. The ‘Mother of New Zealand’ was the 3rd New Zealand woman to be awarded an Order of the British Empire, DBE.

Hilda’s generosity and commitment to the Aotearoa community were immense. Her life and work have been documented online in the Te Ara Encyclopaedia.