Waikohanga House

Located at 44 Symonds Street, This property is a beautifully refurbished building for couples and families.

About the residence

Owned and operated by the University of Auckland

Only a short walk from the centre of the City Campus, Waikohanga House has been newly renovated to accommodate postgraduate couples and small families in comfortably furnished one and two-bedroom apartments.

The Accommodation Management team provides personal support throughout your stay and arrange a number of social and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Our University Accommodation and Security staff work to ensure you have a duty person available 24 hours a day.

Residence profile

Residence profile Waikohanga House
Student type Postgraduate Students (Masters or PhD)
Total apartments
  • One Bedroom - 26
  • Two Bedroom - 18
  • Three Bedroom - 5
RA Ratio 1 : 40
Criteria for apartment type
  • One Bedroom: suitable for a couple or couple and a newborn.
  • Two Bedroom: suitable for up to two adults and one child under 15; or two adults and one child under five, and an infant.
  • Three Bedroom: suitable for up to two adults and two children under 15; or two adults and two children under five, and an infant under 12 months. 
Catering Self-catered residence
Facilities on site
  • Printing facilities
  • Common room
  • Barbecue
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry - cost of use included in fees
Location 44 Symonds Street, Auckland Central
Distance to University General Library (Bldg 109) 550m - 7min walk
Residential Agreement period Feb/Feb & July/July: 52 weeks

While there is a limited number of couple and family accommodation, we cannot guarantee the availability of these spaces to offer during each application cycle as this will vary.

Room types

  • Each apartment comes with bedroom, kitchen and lounge furniture and wireless internet connection.
  • Starter kitchen packs are provided in the apartments.
  • You will need to provide your own linen and towels, however a linen pack can be purchased from the residence prior to arrival.
  • Electricity, water and laundry is included.
Room type 2024 weekly rate Features
One-bedroom $500.00
  • one master bedroom with a queen bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Two-bedroom - family $600.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed
  • additional bedroom with long single bed
  • private bathroom per apartment
Three-bedroom - family $700.00
  • one master bedroom with queen bed 
  • two additional bedrooms with one long single beds
  • private bathroom per apartment

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