Retirement living in the heart of the community

Formally the Karori Teachers College, our proposed Karori Village will be located at 26 - 40 Donald Street. Close to Karori shops, medical practice and churches, and only 15 minutes from the Wellington CBD, this village will enjoy the best of retirement living in the heart of an established community.

At Karori Village, you can choose to live independently alongside a supportive village community in one our architecturally designed apartments. Or, if you need a little extra support, a one-bedroom assisted-living apartments could be just what you need. To enable you to plan for the future, our state-of-the-art care centre will offer resthome, hospital and specialist dementia care within the same village community.

You’ll love the lock-and-leave lifestyle, the feeling of camaraderie, and the endless activities and events available. Plus, amenities such as an all-weather bowling green, heated indoor swimming pool, café, hair and beauty salon, and movie theatre mean there’s always something to do or someone to meet. It’s a lifestyle you can thrive in, and for those local to the area, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy our village within your local village.

The measure of a full life at Karori Village is certainly one that will get richer with age. 









Upcoming events at Karori

Independent and assisted living


Karori Village will offer living choices to suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. Our apartments will be 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 full range of care options. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing care can be dialed 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*, 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 will offer amenities that encourage that sense of togetherness, such as a café, 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. You will be able to spend time enjoying the workshop, craft room, pool table and library.


Active and thriving

Incorporate regular activity into your everyday routine or enjoy the camaraderie of a little game time. Amenities will include a swimming pool, spa pool, terrace, 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. 

Aged care when you need it

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.

Karori Village care centre will offer a full 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. 

Care centre amenities


A little pampering

You will be able to 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 will 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 will 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?

Karori - Zealandia


Enjoy the world's first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary, right here in Karori. At over 500 acres in size, Zealandia is home to many species of native birds, reptiles and plants.

New Zealand walking track

Wrights Hill

Wrights Hill is home to WWII artefacts as well as numerous walking tracks. Explore the fortress, take in the city views or wander one of the walking tracks.


Karori Mall

Located a short walk from the proposed village site, Karori Mall has all of your shopping needs sorted with supermarkets, a pharmacy and a book store.