Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa

Located just a five-minute walk from the University General Library on the City Campus, Te Tirohanga opened for the first time in 2020.

About the residence

Facility provided by UniLodge, operated by University of Auckland 

The name Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa was gifted to the University by Ngāti Whātua and translates to "The view of Tōangaroa" now known as Mechanics Bay, owing to its beautiful views of the surrounding harbour.

Te Tirohanga offers a new style of affordable student accommodation with rooms designed to maximise on storage space, and modern, spacious communal living levels which allows students to interact with neighbours and make friendships that last a lifetime.

The Accommodation management team provide personal support throughout your stay and arrange social and recreational activities during the year. Our Resident Advisers live on site to ensure you have a duty person available 24 hours a day.

The UniLodge building management team is available during office hours.

Residence profile

Residence Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa
Student type Undergraduate (not first-year high school leavers) and postgraduate students
Total students 488
RA Ratio 1 : 50
Catering Self-catered residence
Facilities on-site  Five levels of communal living spaces including:
  • Shared kitchen and dining across two levels
  • Study areas
  • Communal lounge/games room
  • Rooftop deck with BBQ
  • Bike storage
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 128 Anzac Ave, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 600m (5 minute walk)
Residential agreement period
  • Academic Year: 42 weeks
  • Semester One*/Two: 21 weeks
  • Feb/Feb - July/July: 52 weeks

* The semester one residential period is only available to those students coming to study for Semester One only.

Room type

  • Each room is furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk, and chair.
  • You will need to provide your own linen and towels, however a linen pack can be purchased from the residence prior to your arrival.
  • Electricity, water and laundry is included.
Room type Residential period
2024 weekly rate Features

52 Weeks

42 Weeks

21 Weeks




  • Your own private room with single bed

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