Waipārūrū Hall

Waipārūrū Hall opened its doors for the first time in 2020, and this exciting new residence is the largest fully-catered hall in New Zealand.

About the hall

Facility owned and operated by the University of Auckland

Located only a short walk to the centre of the City Campus, Waipārūrū Hall is home to 786 residents across two towers, and is our first residence to offer a new catering style with multiple food serving stations offering a variety of food from different cuisines. Residents also enjoy generous communal facilities including study spaces as well as games and recreation space.

The Accommodation management team and Resident Advisers arrange social and recreational events along with academic mentoring and study support sessions throughout the year to help you make friends and settle into student life.

The Resident Manager and Resident Advisers will live on-site, ensuring there is a duty person available 24 hours a day.

Exterior view of Waipārūrū Hall. Ground perspective looking up at the two towers.

Hall profile

Hall profile Waipārūrū Hall
Student type First-year high school leavers
Total students 786
RA Ratio 1 : 40
  • Fully-catered residence
  • Vegetarian and halal options available
  • A choice of meal options from multiple food stations at each service, catering to a range of diets and serving a variety of food from different cuisines.
Facilities on-site
  • Common rooms on each floor with TVs
  • Large communal lounge/social space with shared kitchen
  • Study spaces with printing facilities
  • Games room in each tower
  • Music room in each tower
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 35 Whitaker Place, Auckland Central.
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109)

1km, (10 minute walk).

Residential Agreement period
  • Full academic year: 38 weeks & 5 nights

Room types

  • Every room comes furnished with a king single bed, bedside table, wardrobe, desk, chair, noticeboard, mirror and air conditioning/heating unit.
  • Residents provide their own bedding and linen. Alternatively a bedding pack can be purchased from our online accommodation shop before arrival.
  • Meals, electricity, water and laundry is included in your weekly fee.
Room type 2024 weekly rate Features
Single $510.00
  • Your own bedroom
  • Shared bathrooms
Large Single* $540.00
  • Your own bedroom with more space
  • Ensuite bathroom

*There are only 26 Large Single bedrooms in the building, priority will be given to students with accessibility/medical needs. Those whose application for a Large Single is unsuccessful will automatically be considered for a Standard Single

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