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 rest home, 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 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 Charles Fleming Village.

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; from organised events and shopping trips, to activities that inspire movement. The measure of a full life at Charles Fleming 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. 

Take a virtual tour of Charles Fleming village

Walk-through an assisted-living apartment

Upcoming events at Charles Fleming

Independent and assisted living


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.

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 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.

"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.

Charles Fleming 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. 

Charles Fleming 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.

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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 $54 to $83 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?

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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.




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.

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.