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Forest Lake Gardens - Metlifecare Retirement Village
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
2 Minogue Drive
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
Postal Address
Same as above
(07) 849 8243
(07) 849 8271
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Located in the heart of Hamilton, Forest Lake Gardens might just be the Waikato’s best kept secret. Bordering the racecourse and Minogue Park, this architecturally designed lifestyle village takes full advantage of its unrivalled location; providing stunning rural outlooks within the city boundary.

Forest Lake Gardens redefines the notion of retirement. With its magnificent grounds boasting charming, peaceful villas, sweeping cul de sacs, stunning central pavilion and a modern apartment complex overlooking Te Rapa racecourse, it is designed to tick every box on your wish list. Simply put, this peaceful yet vibrant community is the perfect place to call home.
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sales Executive
Address 2 Minogue Drive Te Rapa
City/Town Hamilton 3200
Company Forest Lake Gardens
Phone (07) 849 8243
Fax (07) 849 8271
Mobile 021 228 8179
Email View Email Address
Updated: 14 Mar 2019
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 / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes External Provider
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes
Home Help - External Provider Yes
Registered Nurse 34 Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 30 Oct 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday a'la carte lunches in our licensed restaurant. Cafe now open for morning tea, grab a muffin and a cup of tea or coffee or a sweet slice.
Fitness Complex Yes
Swimming Pool Yes
Spa Pool Yes
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 21 Aug 2014
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
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 RCStatusDetails
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

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.


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