More than just a place to live...

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At Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home we strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere where people feel they belong and are happy to call home. We have some of the best caregivers in the aged care business who take real pride in helping to make Waikiwi Gardens the best place in Invercargill. We offer a top class activities program with a huge variety of outings, crafts and entertainment. Our coordinator provides a fun 5 day a week program that allows residents to maintain active lifestyles and to continue engaging in the activities they value and enjoy.

With fresh home baking on a daily basis and a huge variety of different meals offered, one of the biggest complaints we hear is how good the food is! Our wonderful chef and cook ensure all dietary needs are met and take real pride in what they serve. With fantastic staff, beautiful meals, and a great social program, you'll find Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home to be a wonderful place to live.

Care staff enjoy chatting with our residents

Care staff enjoy chatting with our residents

Our Mission

To create a small family owned and run rest home that will offer everyone the time, care, warmth and friendship necessary to make this a home away from home. We will place high value on the fact that every single one of our residents care needs and desired experience is different. We want everything we do in the home to be driven by their needs, abilities and aspirations. 

Our resident labrador Summer staying close to the action (aka Mum)

Our resident labrador Summer staying close to the action (aka Mum)

our Vision

By putting quality, care, professionalism, teamwork and partnerships at the heart of everything we do, we will strive to be the most highly regarded rest home and care provider for the elderly in Southland.



We believe in people, not patients and every resident is special and valued
Every resident and the care we will provide for them is unique
Our professional work will be lead by the principles of kindness, empathy, dignity, integrity, respect and trust