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Arvida The Wood
Retirement Village
156 Milton Street
The Wood
Nelson 7010
Postal Address
Same as above
Nelson Marlborough
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Katrina Strickett - 0274041537
Arvida Group Limited - 0800 278 432
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Arvida The Wood is where location meets comfort for retirement living that truly suits the character of Nelson. Whether you’re after semi-independent living or full-time care, this elegant community has a lot going for it.

Being able to stroll into Nelson’s town centre is a popular benefit for people who live at The Wood. The community is a 15-minute walk from the Nelson farmers’ market, movie theatres, a range of cafés, and all the services and shops of the CBD. Residents can also walk to Queen’s Gardens and the Suter Art Gallery in less than 10 minutes.

While The Wood has five villas for independent living, the key offering is semi-independent living in serviced apartments. These one-bedroom and studio apartments are supported by services that make it easier to live your best life. And if you need a higher level of care, The Wood has cosy rest home rooms in a purpose-built care complex.

Depending on the time of year, daily life at The Wood includes events, activities, exercise classes, happy hours, barbecues, housie and van outings organised by the community’s diversional therapists. Facilities include a hobby room, petanque court, shared vege garden, library and lounge with large-screen TV. The Wood also offers physiotherapy, podiatry and hairdressing services.

We currently have serviced apartments and studios available, why not give us a call and experience life at Arvida for yourself?
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sam Fraser
Address The Wood Retirement Village, 156 Milton Street
City/Town Nelson 7010
Company Arvida Group
Phone 03 545 6059
Email View Email Address
Updated: 17 May 2022
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 0800 268 362
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Anthony Harper Lawyers
Address Level 9 HSBC Tower 62 Worster Boulevard
City/Town Christchurch 8140
Phone (03) 379 0920
Fax (03) 366 9277
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Studio (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$110,000
High Price$210,000
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsDeferred Management Fee
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee applies
Nursing Care DetailsA choice of care and support packages are available, which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$320,000
High Price$345,000
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsDeferred Management Fee
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee applies
Nursing Care DetailsA choice of care and support packages are available, which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$510,000
High Price$535,000
Tenure TermsLicence to Occupy
Surrender DetailsDeferred Management Fee
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee applies
Nursing Care DetailsLive independently in your villa within our welcoming community at The Wood.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes On site Tuesdays and Thursdays
Podiatrist Yes Regular monthly visits
Physiotherapist Yes By private arrangement in Licensed Units.
Diversional Therapist Yes Two qualified Diversional Therapists full time
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Church services in main building.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have two full time Diversional Therapists
Meals - Available On-site Yes Can pay for meals in main facility.
Meals - External Provider Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes At least one Registered Nurse on duty based in hospital 24 hours per day Also 2 Enrolled Nurses on staff.
Nursing Care Yes Partial or Full care equivalent to rest home care for serviced Studios and Apartments. Independent in Villas.
Dietitian Yes Contracted Dietitian reviews menus.
Other Personnel Yes Independent living in Villas. Call bells for Emergencies only. Access to main facility.
Updated: 23 Mar 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Community Complex Yes
24 Hour Security Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Restaurant Yes
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes
Fitness Complex Yes We have some gym equipment for your use.
Craft Room Yes
Library Yes
Games Room Yes We have an activities area where lots of events and activities happen.
Chapel Yes We offer services in our activities room.
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes We have lovely new, cottage type, landscaped gardens and a wonderful gardener keeping them beautiful.
Updated: 17 May 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Centrally located in Nelson, The Wood Retirement Village is a happy, friendly and safe community with an emphasis on positive ageing through the Arvida attitude of living well.

We’d love the opportunity to share this attitude with you and show you around our village.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a fun and varied activities programme. The Wood mini bus heads out for shopping trips and events. There is an activities room and mini theatre to provide a full range of social activities. Regular entertainers and groups along with a weekly happy hour give residents the choice of a varied programme.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Other Information Yes Interpreter services are available as needed
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Outside.
Shops 0.20 Km
Mall 1.00 Km
Parks 0.20 Km Botanical Hill
Library 1.00 Km Elma Turner Library
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 22 Feb 2022

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.