Beautiful views of the Kapiti Coast

Located off Parata Street, Charles Fleming Village is close to the shops and amenities of Waikanae township. Features include architecturally designed independent apartments and townhouses, assisted-living apartments and a care centre, all set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. If your needs change over time, our state-of-the-art care centre provides 120 care rooms offering resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care. Charles Fleming 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 salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.

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 of Charles Fleming village

Walk-through an assisted-living apartment

All upcoming village events at Charles Fleming

Show Home Open Day

Location: 112 Parata Street, Waikanae, 5036

Friday 26 August - Saturday 27 August, 10am - 3pm

Take this opportunity to view our townhouse and serviced apartment show homes. Feeling at home doesn’t just mean the townhouse or apartment you live in – it’s also the supportive village community around you. Come and experience it for yourself.

We know how important it is to have certainty around your living costs, so your base weekly fee will never increase for the entire time you live in your apartment or townhouse. This means you won’t have to worry about your rates, house insurance or exterior maintenance, leaving you with more time to enjoy a fulfilled village lifestyle.

To book an appointment at a time that suits you, please call Wendy on 04 293 1390.

For more information, contact us

Ryman Pioneers Freedom

Charles Fleming 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


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. 

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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 movie theatre, workshop,  pool table, and library.


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.

Charles Fleming 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. 

Charles Fleming 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.

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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 Charles Fleming 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 to $72 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?

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Nga Manu Nature Reserve

Get your nature fix at Nga Manu Nature Reserve which comprises 14 hectares of different habitats which are home to a wide range of native birds and reptiles.


Shoreline Cinema

Relax and enjoy a movie at Waikanae's local independent cinema. With a selection of eclectic movies from around the world, there is sure to be a film that appeals.

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Mahara Gallery

Centrally located in Waikanae Township, Mahara Gallery holds regular exhibitions of local and international artists.


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.

Charles Fleming (1916 – 1987)

A leading scientific figure and active participant in forming the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Sir Charles Fleming dedicated his life to researching and advocating for the preservation of New Zealand flora and fauna. As a geologist, ornithologist, avian palaeontologist and environmentalist, Charles contributed greatly to the research of New Zealand’s cicadas, diverse birdlife, and ocean environment.

Charles spent nearly all his free time exploring his natural science interests with immense curiosity and commitment. He regularly published scientific papers of significance and was a lifelong supporter of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

His passion for the New Zealand environment naturally led Charles to conservation. His success was fuelled by an ability to cross interdisciplinary boundaries and communicate his findings beyond the scientific community. This combination of skills made him an impactful spokesperson for the Native Forest Action Council and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand.

His legacy lives on through his extensively published research and in New Zealand’s thriving natural environment. The Royal Society of New Zealand’s Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement honours his memory. Read more about his quick-wit, generosity, and enthusiasm for the environment in Charles Fleming, Environmental Patriot: A Biography by Mary McEwen.