In lush gardens, close to the Wanganui River

  • Well-established village set in park-like gardens and near the city's iconic river
  • Easy access to public transport and a short drive away from local shops
  • Vibrant and welcoming community
  • Close to Kowhai Park with miniature railway and play area

Enjoy retirement living in Wanganui

Summerset in the River City is situated in a quiet spot and is an easy stroll away from the tranquil and historic Wanganui River.  The village's beautiful setting has been recognized by a civic garden award. The village has a vibrant community and offers easy access to central Wanganui with a bus-stop at the front gate. Contact Brent today on 06 825 1062 to find out more about available homes in this friendly village.

Facilities & activities

At Summerset in the River City, our range of indoor and outdoor facilities means you'll always have something to do, no matter what the weather.  And, if you're keen to get involved, our on-site Activities Coordinator will make sure there's always a calendar of events and activities to  keep you entertained.

For our Divine Café and in-house catering, Cater Plus offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.

Playground Playground
Pool table Pool table
Residents' bar Residents' bar
Barbeque facilities Barbeque facilities
Residents' workshop Residents' workshop
Lounge with large screen TV Lounge with large screen TV
Library Library
Hair salon Hair salon
All-weather bowling green All-weather bowling green
Communal vegetable gardens Communal vegetable gardens
Computer with internet access Computer with internet access
Piano Piano
Petanque Petanque
Organised outings and activities Organised outings and activities
Courtesy van Courtesy van
Cafe Cafe

Types of homes

Summerset in the River City offers a range of modern, high quality living options including villas, apartments and rooms in our care centre. 

Villas & townhouses

2 bedroom villa or 2 bedroom with study

Licence to Occupy from $392,500

  • modern, bright and spacious open plan living
  • contemporary kitchen, large bathroom and laundry
  • outdoor living and garden
  • in-built storage
  • single garage with internal access 
  • pets are welcome (just talk to your Village Manager first)


Double bedroom apartment

Licence to Occupy from $267,500

  • bright, modern, spacious open plan living with contemporary kitchen
  • generous double bedroom, ideal for singles or couples
  • bathroom with accessible shower, grab rails and non-slip floors.
  • built in storage
  • private patio or balcony for outdoor living
  • pets are welcome (just talk to your Village Manager first)

Serviced apartments

Double bedroom serviced apartment

Licence to Occupy from $227,500

  • generous double bedroom, ideal for singles and couples
  • spacious separate living area with kitchenette
  • ensuite including accessible shower, grab rails and non-slip floor
  • generous storage
  • 24 hour support always close at hand
  • 4-year certification by Ministry of Health to provide rest home level care

Care centres

Care rooms

  • feel at home by decorating and furnishing your care room
  • rooms will accommodate television, a comfortable chair and other small items of furniture
  • all bathrooms include accessible shower, grab rails and non slip floors
  • 4-year certification by the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital-level care

Levels of care

Summerset in the River City offers a full continuum of care from one-off services through to hospital level care in our Ministry of Health certified care centre.

Village contact details

Photo of Shelley Walls

Shelley Walls

Village Manager

Photo of Brent Davis

Brent Davis

Sales Manager

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Find us

40 Burton Avenue,
Wanganui 4500

See on Google Maps

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