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Forest Lake Gardens - Metlifecare
Retirement Village
2 Minogue Drive
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
Postal Address
Same as above
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Tamasin Richards - 07 849 8243
Metlifecare - 0800 909 303
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Helen Jarman - 07 849 8233
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Please take the time to consider this popular jewel of a village within an exceptional location, close to a central community. This stunning retirement oasis is home to a welcoming community of active retirees surrounded by lovely gardens, fountains and scenic panoramic outlooks. With Minogue Park on our doorstep, the village enjoys front seat views of Te Rapa Racecourse, not to mention fantastic walks, while Raglan’s wind farm and Mt Pirongia form a distant backdrop.

Flat and wide streets sweeping along magnificent grounds and quaint cul de sacs, blended with independent villas and apartments, provides safe cycling and walking within the village.

We’d like to invite you to stay a while and explore all that’s offered at Forest Lake Gardens. Within these beautifully established grounds lies a vibrant community with the promise of new friendships and the opportunity to pursue new interests. Popular ‘hangouts’ like Raceview Café & Restaurant and communal lounges, which harmonises with the fantastic views, is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle. So, come along to our next open day or visit us on any day between 10am and 4pm, we welcome walk-ins any time– feel free to bring family and friends if you wish.

Forest Lake Gardens is part of Metlifecare, one of the largest retirement village operators in New Zealand.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Available Properties
Available Properties
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Two Bedroom Apartment - available now

From $699,000

Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 1

Property Type: Apartment

Elevated open plan living 2-bedroom apartment with an East facing balcony overlooking the village and beautiful gardens. Access the underground designated parking with additional storage. Our vi...

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Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Helen Jarman
Address 2 Minogue Drive Te Rapa
City/Town Hamilton 3200
Phone (07) 849 8233
Updated: 27 Nov 2023
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Villas (3 Bedrooms)
Apartment (3 Bedrooms)
Updated: 5 Feb 2015
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes External Provider
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 30 Jan 2024
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 Tuesday to Saturday – A choice of brunch, a' la carte lunch, or a lovely selection of cabinet food like cakes, muffins and scones to enjoy with your cup of tea or coffee.
Fitness Complex Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 6 Jul 2020
Special Features
Special Features
This is definitely the good life. Fancy a quiet stroll through Minogue Park or a thrilling day out at the Te Rapa racecourse? Just step out the front gates. Keen to hit a golf ball or hit the shops? It is all close by, as are Hamilton’s restaurants, cafés, cinemas and specialty stores. Love to eat out or entertain friends or family? Do it at our popular Raceview Café & Restaurant where SuperGold card discounted lunches are available.
Updated: 29 May 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A huge variety of activities and interests are catered for such as activity programme, BBQ, Billiards, Indoor Bowls, Outdoor Bowls, Bridge, Exercises, Gardening, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Minibus, Movies, Organ, Petanque, Pool, Pool table, Singing, Spa and Theatre.
Updated: 29 May 2014
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Bus stops into town, to The Base and the Hamilton Orbiter service
Shops 2.00 Km Dairies, Bakeries, New World and Countdown Supermarkets
Mall 2.00 Km The Base Shopping Centre
Parks 0.50 Km Minogue Park, Aquatic Centre
Updated: 14 Oct 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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