Looking for a luxury retirement village in Auckland? How about a luxury retirement village on the subtropical Hibiscus Coast of Aotearoa, New Zealand?
If a sun-soaked retirement sounds appealing, consider The Botanic, which offers a range of premium villas and apartments mere minutes from a stunning stretch of coastline. This short blog explores the perks of living in the Hibiscus Coast – from the incredible beaches and outdoorsy lifestyle to the convenient location with shops and services nearby.
What is the Hibiscus Coast?
Stretching from Okura River on the southern end all the way to Waiwera on the northern end, the Hibiscus Coast encompasses the towns of Silverdale, Orewa, and Waiwera, and the Whangaparāoa Peninsula, all within the Auckland region. The Hibiscus Coast is home to a myriad of breathtaking beaches and Hauraki Gulf views, as well as all the usual amenities one would expect of a modern city. This coastal paradise has a population of just over 60,000 inhabitants – undoubtedly attracted by the laid back lifestyle.
Why seniors love the Hibiscus Coast
The Hibiscus Coast is popular with seniors for many reasons – perhaps none so obvious as the change of pace.
For retirees tired of the hustle of the big city, the slower pace of life out on the Hibiscus Coast is, literally, a breath of fresh air. Better yet, beautiful natural environments are in close proximity to everyday utilities such as supermarkets, shops, cafes, and restaurants.
For those keen on enjoying a local travel experience, the neighbouring island of Tiritiri Matangi offers a rich and diverse array of birdlife within the regenerating native bush. Enjoy a short ferry ride from the Gulf Harbour, and perhaps even a guided tour that winds up to the iconic lighthouse. Similarly, the Waiheke, Rangitoto, Great and Little Barrier islands are all just a stone’s throw away, such that the Hibiscus Coast provides the ultimate getaway experience – all near The Botanic’s comfortable homes.
Surrounded by stunning beaches
When it comes to beautiful beaches with opportunities for walking, kayaking, boating, and swimming, the Hibiscus Coast is spoilt for choice. A few of our favourites at The Botanic include:
- Red Beach – The closets beach to The Botanic is beautiful with its easterly outlook flanked by the Whangaparāoa peninsula on the right and the Islands on the left.
- Orewa Beach – The next closest beaches to The Botanic, this patrolled swim spot is popular with families, windsurfers and kitesurfers. A large playground is bound to please the grandchildren!
- Stanmore Bay – Another handy option, this beach boasts white sand, rock pools, picturesque sunsets, and a boat club.
- Little Manly Beach – With spectacular views back to the city, Little Manly Beach is often visited by dolphins and whales passing through in the warmer months.
- Big Manly Beach – On the other side of the Whangaparāoa Peninsula, Big Manly Beach is a hub for holidaymakers, with a surf club, tennis grounds, and numerous eateries set in a relaxed backdrop.
- Okoromai Bay – If foraging for food is more your thing, this tidal beach is the perfect shellfish gathering alternative to the busier bays.
- Tindalls Beach – Recently heralded as a place to witness bioluminescence after dark, this underrated spot is charming with its blossoming pohutukawa trees and even the odd dolphin.
Plenty of outdoor activities
Beyond the beach, numerous outdoor options are available to suit a variety of interests:
- Walking tracks – Explore Shakespear Regional Park, with panoramic views across the Hauraki Golf and public barbeques for the extended family to enjoy. Towards Waiwera, Wenderholm is another popular regional park.
- Golfing – The Hibiscus Coast can be aptly described as a golfing hotspot, with numerous spectacular courses dotted around the peninsula. Try the Wainui Golf Club, a handy 10-minute drive from The Botanic, or tee off at the Helensville Golf Club, the Southhead Golf Club, the Gulf Harbour Country Club, or the Muriwai Golf Club – all within drive, chip and a putt of The Botanic, Silevrdale.
- Skiing and snowboarding – For seasoned skiers who fancy a break from the sunny shores, Snowplanet snow park has an indoor ski slope that’s suitable for enthusiasts of all ages.
Convenience location and accessibility
When it comes to an over-65s lifestyle village in Auckland New Zealand, The Botanic retirement village on the Hibiscus Coast is unparalleled. While nestled within the natural environment, The Botanic is also conveniently located near State Highway 1, supermarkets, Kings Plant Barn, and many Silverdale shops and cafes. Bike, bus, or drive a few minutes further and you’re on the doorstep of the incredible Hibiscus Coast. Silverdale also enjoys easy access in and out of the city and is considered a gateway to the Northland region.
Get in touch
If you or a family member are interested in a rewarding beachside lifestyle, contact us – the best Hibiscus Coast retirement village – and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.