Hamilton’s hidden gem.
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.
Facilities & Amenities
Forest Lake Gardens rewards your love of life with ample opportunities for recreation and relaxation. We offer a range of amenities including those listed below.
If you’re more inclined to take it easy, we have a library and a lounge area for cards and mahjong, as well as a cinema area, bar and restaurant/café with a great social atmosphere. And for those special times when you just want to treat yourself, you can book an appointment in the hair salon, join one of the regular shopping trips or retreat to the private lounge overlooking the racecourse.
Pair your meal with a great atmosphere
With views of the Te Rapa Racecourse and Forest Lake's bowling green, the light, spacious dining room at Raceview Café & Restaurant is the perfect complement to an afternoon meal.
Our Café is open from 9.30am – 2pm Wed – Sat
Features and Amenities
- 24-hour emergency call system
- Activities room
- Bar area
- Barbeque area
- Blokes’ shed
- Bowling green
- Cinema lounge
- Ecare – self-monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and weight
- Fitness equipment
- Heated swimming pool & spa
- Library & lounge area
- Petanque terrain
- Raceview Café & Restaurant
- Raised vegetable beds
- Snooker area
- Table tennis