About Us

Welcome to Highfield Country Estate, an established retirement village with mature gardens, and a growing community of residents living in a family-like atmosphere.

As a privately owned and operated village, we're very much driven by family values. We were established by the Fladgate family who are still very much involved in the day-to-day operation of our village.

We pride ourselves on responding to the needs of our community as we prosper and grow together. We offer you a vibrant, proactive environment where you can independently enjoy your retirement.

We recognise that ‘time is our most valuable asset’ so we take care of many of your day-to-day responsibilities like gardening or lawn mowing. Of course, if you love gardening, then you’ll have beautiful gardens that you can spend hours tending if you desire.

Residents enjoy living at Highfield - most of our new community members are referred by current residents. Our residents tell us that what they value most about living here is the companionship on offer from other residents and staff, and the security that the village offers. The village offers the perfect blend of being respectfully cared for and supported, whilst still being free and independent to live your own life.

There are plenty of weekly activities offered by the community, and you can choose how often, or how little, to take advantage of those activities. Most of the activities on site happen at the Lodge, which is the heart of our community. That's where you'll find our heated swimming pool, spa pool, movie theatre, library and more. 

We currently have 116 villas, all two or three bedrooms, with plans to build a further 50. The villas are spaciously laid out, with mature trees and gardens providing natural privacy between properties. Our community is around 180 people, plus staff, and while many are from the Waikato, we also attract residents from all over New Zealand, and even from Australia. 

Our high standards and warmhearted approach to retirement village life mean that we usually have a waiting list for available villas. We encourage prospective community members or family members to download our information pack now so you can discover if Highfield Country Estate is the right match for you and your retirement dreams.


"One of the best decisions we made was to move into Highfield, where we know, and our family knows, that we live in a safe, happy, and friendly environment where people look out for one another. We love living here and if you are lucky enough to get the opportunity to purchase a villa, please come and join us and enjoy our retirement."

Dave & Shona Hollinshead