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Bupa Waiokaraka Retirement Village

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Bupa Waiokaraka Retirement Village
Retirement Village
100 Campbell Street
Thames 3500
Postal Address
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Desna Harding - 07 868 9299
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Live a rich and fulfilling life!

Waiokaraka Retirement Village encourages independent living in a warm, supportive, caring environment in the heart of Thames. Relax in the friendly community and enjoy coffee mornings and regular outings or join in the Tararu village activities program.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

To find out more, please visit the Bupa link below.
Upcoming Open Days
Upcoming Open Days
No open days are currently scheduled.
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Address Level 6, 191 Queen Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services Ltd
Phone 09 3020638
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Updated: 30 Aug 2021

Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Villa (1 Bedroom)
Tenure TermsUnit ownership is by way of Occupation Right Agreement. The Occupation Right Agreement provides residents with the right to use, in conjunction with other resident, the common areas and community facilities that are provided.
Service Charge DetailsA weekly fee is charged for rates, insurance, power, water, exterior house and ground maintenance, security, street lighting, rubbish removal, etc. Residents are responsible for thier own contents insurance, power, telephone, food etc.
Nursing Care DetailsThe care agreement provides 24-hour emergency care and some rest home services.
Villa (2 Bedrooms)

Updated: 12 Feb 2015

Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Podiatrist Yes User Pays
Home Help - External Provider Yes Access, Te Korowai, Home Health and Salvation Army Homecare

Updated: 12 Feb 2015

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Waiokaraka Retirement Village is organised to keep everyone as active as they wish. The villages is a delightful place where your days will be as relaxing, enjoyable and rewarding as you always intended them to be.
Community Complex No Waiokaraka shares in the enjoyment of the Community Complex at Tararu Village.
24 Hour Security Yes Your care and security is our priority.
Emergency Call System Yes An emergency call system is installed into each home. As a general rule a welfare check would maintain a support role during a period of ill health and an emergency call request would provide 24-hour assistance from the Emergency Response Person on call.
Newsletter Yes A regular newsletter keeps residents in touch with village news and events.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Outings Yes There are regular outings and social events to enjoy.
Transport Available Yes Bus service for shopping and outings. Taxi service readily available.
Gardens Yes
Other details Yes Residents have immediate and regular access to village management and resident involvement into the daily village operation is encouraged.

Updated: 12 Feb 2015

Special Features
Special Features

Situated in Campbell Street, Waiokaraka is in the heart of Thames. It is approximately 1.5 hours from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.


Waiokaraka is designed to provide the key elements for independent living - dignity, companionship, security and care. All homes at Waiokaraka are built with every consideration given to privacy. Many homes have excellent bush views. The village has one and two bedroom homes with open plan lounge/dining area, fully equiped kitchen, bathroom with wet area shower and complete with quality floor coverings, drapes, light fittings, auto garage door opener and the emergency call button for ongoing security.

Updated: 23 Jul 2015

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Waiokaraka residents share the activity programme at Tararu Village which includes, BBQ, Bowls, Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Happy Hour, Library, Outings, Petanque, Pool table, Spa and exercise equipment.

Updated: 23 Jul 2015

Location Distance Details
Public Transport Thames Taxis available.
Shops Waiokaraka is central in Thames with the shops in walking distance.
Mall Within walking distance.
Parks A local park is on the corner of Campbell Street.
Library Thames has a lovely library within walking distance.

Updated: 23 Jul 2015

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.