A luxurious, country retreat for active, like-minded people, GemLife Woodend prides itself on being positioned in one of Australia’s most desirable locations. Steeped in rich country heritage, nearby to scenic parks and gardens, with access to farm-fresh produce and award-winning local wineries, GemLife Woodend is a tranquil oasis surrounded by natural beauty. The resort boasts expansive swathes of protected woodland, home to a large and extremely rare population of Black Gum trees.

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Our homes

A lakeside country club, designed with active over-50s in mind, houses extensive first-class facilities to ensure you are never at a loss for something to do. Secure, pet-friendly, and with optional caravan storage, GemLife Woodend really is your place in the country.

GemLife Woodend’s protected Black Gumtrees
GemLife Woodend’s protected Black Gumtrees
A thriving population of rare Black Gum trees make their home within GemLife Woodend’s protected forest areas. Mount Macedon Road, Woodend.
Woodend town
Woodend town
In the centre of the Macedon Ranges region, Woodend is the quintessential modern rural village. Main Street, Woodend.

Woodend
Your place in the country

A short 60-minute drive from Melbourne, you can escape the hustle and bustle of suburban life without sacrificing a single convenience. Nestled in the foothills of Victoria’s spectacular Macedon Ranges, Woodend is a picturesque, historic country town nearby to local wineries, restaurants and cafes. A short country drive takes you to Victoria’s world-class spa country or the famous, nostalgic Hanging Rock.

1849 Mount Macedon Road, Woodend VIC 3442

Rural Woodend
Rural Woodend
The Mount Macedon region is a paradise for those who love nature and outdoor activities. Tylden-Woodend Road, Woodend.
Idyllic Woodend countryside
Idyllic Woodend countryside
The slopes of beautiful Mount Macedon can be seen from nearly every corner of the region. Boundary Road, Woodend.

Woodend facilities

With an expert team of master planners, GemLife promises extensive premium facilities, a friendly community and affordable, luxurious homes within a private, gated neighbourhood. With no entry or exit fees, you retain 100% of any capital gains made, providing you with financial certainty as you plan for retirement. GemLife resorts are pet-friendly.
Gymnasium
Sauna
Heated indoor pool and spa
Hairdressing salon and beauty parlour
Golf simulator
Ten-pin bowling alley
Floodlit tennis court
Covered floodlit bowling green
Bocce court
Pickleball court
Cinema
Art and craft studio
Free WiFi in country club with hearing loop
Library
Wine room
Resident workshop
Music room
Boardroom
Games and entertainment room
Gated entry with number-plate recognition
Grand ballroom
Commercial-grade kitchen
Resort bus
Resort buggy
Bar and coffee lounge
Consulting room
Dog off-leash area
Caravan and boat storage*
Theatrical stage and dressing rooms
BBQ facilities

*Subject to availability
Our promise

There are no additional costs for moving in or out (exit fees or deferred management fees) of GemLife. In addition, since we are a land lease community, homeowners are not charged stamp duty. GemLife believes in financial transparency so you will never have to worry about hidden fees or costs.

Build terrific new friendships with like-minded people while enjoying a lifestyle designed especially for over-50s. Our lifestyle resorts are known for their friendliness and are great places to expand your social networks.

At GemLife, we recognise that pets are part of the family. Settle into your new home at GemLife with your animal companions by your side. Your best bud can also socialise and exercise in our resorts’ off-leash dog parks.

Relax and unwind in a safe and secure environment. Our gated communities are secured with a multitude of systems for your peace of mind, including number-plate recognition at resort entrances and on-site resort managers. Go for holidays anytime knowing that your home is protected.

Experience the best of over-50s living with a wide range of premium facilities at GemLife resorts. Find the right balance between fitness, health, relaxation and fun and live your best life with everything you need within arm’s reach.

As homeowners, you can store your recreational vehicles on-site for free*. Or sell your caravan or motorhome and hire a fully kitted out Explore by GemLife motorhome instead, available exclusively for GemLife homeowners.

*Pending availability. Terms and conditions apply.

GemLife offers a range of beautifully designed six-star energy rated homes with multiple façade and colour-scheme options. All our homes are built with high-end, low maintenance living in mind and come with extensive premium inclusions. Our commitment to quality means your forever home is built to last.

Because GemLife residents own their homes, they get to keep 100% of any capital gains achieved if they decide to sell.

In partnership with Mercy Health, GemLife residents can access a wide range of home care services whenever required. From short-term restorative care programs and technology training to wellbeing programs and in-home care services, you can maintain your independence if needed.